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ERIC Number: EJ905402
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 1
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Public Deliberation: The Kettering Foundation's Experience and Opportunities for the Engaged University
Muse, William V.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v13 n3 p61-63 2009
The National Issues Forums Institute (NIFI), launched by the Kettering Foundation in 1980, provides an opportunity for the engaged university to foster public deliberation with its students and alumni, as well as leaders in the communities where it operates. NIFI publishes three issue books per year on topics of national importance. These materials are nonpartisan and nonprescriptive, designed to provide citizens with information they need to make an intelligent choice. Through various partners, NIFI then conducts forums around the nation to allow citizens to discuss these issues and discover ways they can contribute toward a solution. Participation in such public deliberation fosters civic engagement. (Contains 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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