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ERIC Number: EJ1077905
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015-Nov
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
University-Community Engagement: Case Study of University Social Responsibility
Chile, Love M.; Black, Xavier M.
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v10 n3 p234-253 Nov 2015
Corporatisation of universities has drawn parallels between contemporary universities and business corporations, and extended analysis of corporate social responsibility to universities. This article reports on a case study of university-community engagement with schools and school communities through youth engagement programmes to enhance democratic principles in student leadership and raise aspirations for university education for students from disadvantaged backgrounds. Data from over 1200 respondents suggest that university-community engagement produced positive outcomes for individual student participants, schools and school communities and also benefited the university in terms of brand recognition and good standing in the community. This raises questions about the social responsibility of universities as agents of change to entrench society's fundamental values of democratic participation and social justice.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Zealand
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