ERIC Number: EJ1091101
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016
Abstractor: As Provided
Colleges and Universities as Exemplars in the Development of Citizens
Seligsohn, Andrew J.
Journal of College and Character, v17 n1 p1-7 2016
Much attention has been given to the role of designed student experiences in the cultivation of the knowledge, skills, and dispositions necessary for ethical citizenship. This article focuses instead on the role of the college or university as an ethical guide for students. Drawing on Aristotle's conception of the role of habituation in ethical development and relevant data, the author hypothesized that greater commitment to public goods by colleges and universities would lead to greater ethical development among students. Data from the Personal and Social Responsibility Inventory supported this claim. The author identifies implications for university leaders, faculty and staff, and students.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Role, Ethics, Student Development, Values Education, Social Responsibility
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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