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ERIC Number: EJ845682
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 56
ISSN: ISSN-1746-1979
University-Community Engagement in Australia: Practice, Policy and Public Good
Winter, Alexandra; Wiseman, John; Muirhead, Bruce
Education, Citizenship and Social Justice, v1 n3 p211-230 2006
The rise of a community engagement movement offers a range of possibilities for universities to function as "sites of citizenship". These include contributing to community social and economic infrastructure, supporting equity and diversity within higher education, and education for democratic citizenship. This article provides an overview of the findings of a recent study of engagement practices and policies in Australian universities. The article then goes on to discuss some of the possibilities and problems surrounding community engagement as a site of citizenship. It is suggested that while university-community engagement contributes to the public good, it also reflects a changed economic and social context in which concepts of "community" have superseded broader notions of the social. (Contains 1 table and 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Australia