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ERIC Number: ED560890
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 94
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
Higher Education Exchange, 2013
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed.
Kettering Foundation
The Kettering Foundation's research has been focused on putting the public back into the public's business for more than thirty years. Some questions that have recently been useful to Kettering researchers as the foundation focuses on its work with institutional actors--especially higher education and its relationship with the public--have emerged. They include: (1) Why doesn't higher education see the public we see? (2) How can higher education learn to see the public? and (3) How can the public become more visible to higher education? One answer to these questions is that higher education isn't looking for what Kettering is seeing. Instead, higher education is accustomed to seeing and relating to many publics. They see students and their parents as one public, focused--much like clients--on a return-on-investment metric. They also see the neighborhood or community around the university as another public, usually an adversary, rarely a partner. Increasingly, there appear to be exceptions to this sort of blindness to the public on the part of higher education. Stories from those who are committed to and wrestle with making the public more visible fill this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange." Following a foreword by Deborah Witte, articles include: (1) Reconstructing America's Public Life: An Interview (Thomas Bender); (2) Reinventing Citizenship As Public Work: Civic Learning for the Working World (Harry C. Boyte); (3) "Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service": An Interview (Thomas Ehrlich and Ernestine Fu); (4) Rethinking Civic Engagement on Campus: The Overarching Potential of Deliberative Practice (Martin Carcasson); (5) Deliberative Pedagogy and the Community: Making the Connection (Nicholas V. Longo); (6) The Medium is the Message: An Israeli Experience with Deliberative Pedagogy (Edith Manosevitch); (7) Today's Civic Mission for Community Colleges (Sean Creighton); (8) "Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis" Edited by Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman, and Sanford Schram (Alex Lovit); and (9) Engaging the Work Of Democracy (David Mathews). Individual articles contain references. [For "Higher Education Exchange, 2012," see ED539331.]
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Kettering Foundation
Identifiers - Location: Israel