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ERIC Number: EJ979514
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 12
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 45
ISSN: ISSN-0164-7970
Promoting Civic Engagement to Educate Institutionally for Personal and Social Responsibility
Boyd, Karen D.; Brackmann, Sarah
New Directions for Student Services, n139 p39-50 Fall 2012
A democratic system of government needs--and the United States relies on colleges to produce--ethical and engaged citizens. A society will be able to sustain and flourish by cultivating civic engagement while equally developing a moral compass along with the ability and will to act. Historically colleges have and can continue to maximize students' civic engagement and ethical learning when both are envisioned as integrated goals straddling students' academic and nonacademic lives and permeating institutional culture. A pervasive, intertwined, and intentional approach to encouraging civic engagement with an acknowledged moral dimension enhances the development of personal and social responsibility (PSR) in students. This article examines the mechanisms, best practices, administrative considerations, and resources available for "institutionally" promoting civic engagement activity as an educational tool designed to facilitate moral growth and a civic mind-set (for example, attitudes and values).
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United States