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ERIC Number: EJ837593
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0742-5627
Democracy Plaza: A Campus Space for Civic Engagement
Goldfinger, Johnny
Innovative Higher Education, v34 n2 p69-77 Jun 2009
This article examines "Democracy Plaza," a campus space dedicated to written and spoken communication about issues of public concern. The Plaza gives students opportunities to become civically engaged through self-expression and the exchange of ideas. A series of chalkboards on the Plaza allows them to write their thoughts and read the comments of others, and events where students can speak and deliberate about important civic matters are hosted in this space. This article discusses the concept of Democracy Plaza and its development, maintenance, and utilization as a campus space for civic engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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