ERIC Number: EJ1063910
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
A Christian Integrative Perspective on Nurturing Civic Development among Emerging Adults
Stoppa, Tara M.
Christian Higher Education, v14 n3 p142-157 2015
This article explores civic development and its roles in the lives of emerging adults, and the ways in which college contexts--particularly Christian colleges and universities--may foster adaptive civic development. First, the article presents an argument for the importance of fostering civic development as rooted in historic truths of the Christian faith and integrated with a Christian worldview. Second, several exemplary programs at Christian colleges and universities that are successfully engaged in promoting civic development among students are described. Finally, a number of specific practical suggestions for Christian higher educational professionals who work with emerging adult students and who are concerned with encouraging positive civic formation are proposed.
Descriptors: Christianity, Young Adults, Higher Education, Citizen Participation, Role, Church Related Colleges, Religious Education, Religious Factors, Program Descriptions, Service Learning, Spiritual Development, Extracurricular Activities, School Culture, College Faculty, Role Models, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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