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ERIC Number: EJ781313
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 71
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Civic Engagement in Higher Education
O'Connor, John S.
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v38 n5 p52-58 Sep-Oct 2006
Over the past three years, 183 campuses have joined the American Association of State Colleges and Universities' American Democracy Project. Originally intended as a three-year initiative involving a score of schools, the response exceeded all expectations, and the project has been extended well beyond the initial timeframe. This fall Campus Compact will celebrate its 20th anniversary. Originally the brainchild of four college presidents, the organization has grown to include more than 980 campuses and 31 state offices. It has mobilized 20 million students to participate in community service over the past two decades. These phenomena are part of a civic-engagement movement that has spread across American college campuses. Indeed, the idea of civic engagement has become so popular that the term may have become too inclusive to be useful. This resource review will begin by offering a personal short list of necessary reading for those who want to understand the recent civic-engagement movement and then identify additional key resources, which are increasingly Web based, by categorizing them as pertaining to individuals or institutions. This review does not systematically address contemporary political theory or civics education. Both topics could come under the civic-engagement umbrella, and some texts from those areas of study are included in this review, but political theory and civics education are also distinct bodies of literature and space limits their discussion here. (Contains 50 resources and 16 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reference Materials - Bibliographies; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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