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ERIC Number: EJ1093016
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Enhancing Higher Learning through Engagement in Community and Human Development
Mason, Ronald, Jr.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n3 p15-22 2006
Universities are structurally constrained from engaging in community development. Traditional concepts of teaching, research, and service make it difficult to focus on the needs of the community as a motivating force in the higher learning process. Historically black public universities, however, may have fewer such constraints than large private institutions. In any event, there is great need in the world and all institutions must respond to that need according to their ability. Universities have great ability to effect positive change should they choose to use it. Perhaps a different model, where learning relies on the praxis of thought and action, could simultaneously produce better students and create better communities.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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