ERIC Number: EJ1027897
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Abstractor: As Provided
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Engagement and Citizenship: A New Core for the University
Lewis, Dan A.
Journal of General Education, v63 n1 p57-63 2014
The author proposes that "societal renewal" and the engagement required to accomplish that renewal should be the core of the university. By focusing on the basic building blocks of good citizenship (civic knowledge and civic action) the university can weave, at relatively low cost, programs and classes into its core. Using Northwestern University as a case study, the author demonstrates how this can be done.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Civics, Social Attitudes, Universities, Social Change, School Role, Case Studies
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois