ERIC Number: EJ878262
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Abstractor: As Provided
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The Public Purposes of Higher Education: What Does the Public Think?
Bringle, Robert G.; Plater, William
Metropolitan Universities, v19 n3 p25-40 2008
A telephone interview of 821 residents of a Midwestern state found endorsement for higher education's role in career preparation, future leaders, and citizens. In addition, almost 80 percent of these residents supported community service as part of the curriculum (i.e., service learning). This suggests that higher education can improve the understanding of the general public for how service learning contributes to these three objectives which, in turn, can build greater support for civic engagement and community-based learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Service Learning, Public Opinion, College Role, Role of Education, Interviews, Career Development, Leadership Training, Citizenship Education
Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis (IUPUI), 815 West Michigan Street UC 3140E, Indianapolis, IN 46202-5164. Tel: 317-274-5036; e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org; Web site: http://muj.uc.iupui.edu/index.htm
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A