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ERIC Number: EJ872039
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0009-1383
Incorporating Education for Civic and Social Responsibility into the Undergraduate Curriculum
Liss, Jan R.; Liazos, Ariane
Change: The Magazine of Higher Learning, v42 n1 p45-50 Jan-Feb 2010
In recent years, student interest in civic engagement has resulted in increased opportunities to volunteer on college campuses across the country. Unfortunately, these efforts are often not supported by or coordinated with academic curricula, and, as a result, their benefits can be short-lived. Despite a growing consensus that civic education needs to be integrated more fully into higher learning, many educators are unsure about how to accomplish this goal. This article features the Civic Engagement Course (CEC) Program[TM], developed by Project Pericles to enable the faculty to incorporate civic engagement into the curriculum and to empower students to become more thoughtful and effective citizens. Project Pericles is a growing national consortium of colleges and universities committed to preparing students for engaged and responsible citizenship. The CEC program has helped colleges and universities expand course offerings that encourage civic responsibility and has increased the range of courses in which social issues are considered. With the completion of the second phase of the program, the institutions now have a body of more than 100 civic engagement courses in a wide range of fields, with many faculty members already developing new courses.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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