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ERIC Number: EJ1094909
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
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Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
A Plea for Civil Discourse: Needed, the Academy's Leadership
Leskes, Andrea
Liberal Education, v99 n4 Fall 2013
"A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future," commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2012. Representing the work of the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (2012), the report builds a strong case for higher education's responsibility, in collaboration with the larger society, for assuring that all students have the skills and knowledge they need to become informed, civically engaged citizens. This article is intended to complement "A Crucible Moment" by focusing in greater depth on civil discourse and the crucial need for colleges and universities to commit strongly to its survival. Examples of good practices related to civil discourse at several universities are provided. [For "A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future. A National Call to Action" (2012), see ED528786.]
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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