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ERIC Number: EJ1096931
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
The Craft of Public Scholarship in Land-Grant Education
Peters, Scott J.; Jordan, Nicholas R.; Alter, Theodore R.; Bridger, Jeffrey C.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v8 n1 p75-86 2003
The emerging movement to deepen and expand higher education's civic mission and work is calling on scholars to enter the public realm and become actively engaged in civic life. To heed the call, scholars will need to embrace and pursue a view of scholarship as a public rather than a private craft, one that brings them into public space and relationships in order to facilitate knowledge discovery, learning, and action relevant to civic issues and problems. In this paper, we tell the story of one scholar who has helped us understand and appreciate the craft of public scholarship in land-grant education. Drawing from the findings of an action research project we have launched, we then identify some of the practical skills, value commitments, and institutional supports that public scholars need in order to be successful in their work.
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia and the Institute of Higher Education. Treanor House, 1234 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-6167; Fax: 706-542-6124; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New York
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