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Mathews, David – Kettering Foundation, 2016
This Cousins Research Group report includes two articles by Kettering Foundation president David Mathews that were published previously. "The Public for Public Schools Is Slipping" was first published in "Education Week" in 1995. The second piece, "Putting the Public Back into Public Education: An Old-Fashioned Remedy for…
Descriptors: Public Education, Public Schools, Democracy, Democratic Values
Cornett, Bob – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Bob Cornett, a former state budget director for Kentucky, describes himself as a "retired bureaucrat." But as a parent, grandparent, and a person who has been involved in education reform for more than 20 years, he's come to understand that, if public education policies are to be corrected, the impetus has to come from the citizenry. In…
Descriptors: Public Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Community Involvement
Coles, Romand; Scarnati, Blase – Kettering Foundation, 2015
As scholarship has become increasingly narrow and disconnected from public life, Kettering research has documented an intense sense of malaise in higher education, what Harry Boyte has called a loss of civic agency. Surprisingly, however, faculty at a few campuses have begun to self-organize to integrate civic work into their teaching and…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Democracy, Democratic Values, Higher Education
McKnight, John – Kettering Foundation, 2015
Almost everyone is familiar with the African saying, "It takes a village to raise a child." However, there are very few "villages" that actually engage in this practice. The educational assets of the village include the knowledge of neighborhood residents, the clubs, groups, and associations that are citizen-based learning…
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Resources
Rourke, Brad – Kettering Foundation, 2014
When citizens deliberate together about important issues, they can reach decisions and take action together on problems that confront them. Deliberation does not require a certain kind of guide, or framework, or language, or facilitator, but, because it can be difficult to face such choices, supporting materials can make it easier. In Developing…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Group Discussion, Material Development, Guides
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2014
Research shows that not only does higher education not see the public; when the public, in turn, looks at higher education, it sees mostly malaise, inefficiencies, expense, and unfulfilled promises. Yet, the contributors to this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange" tell of bright spots in higher education where experiments in working…
Descriptors: Higher Education, College Faculty, Teaching Conditions, Citizenship
Mathews, David – Kettering Foundation, 2014
Marguerite Shaffer, director of American Studies at Miami University, is one of a surprisingly large number of faculty members who are at odds with an academic culture that isn't hospitable to their efforts to combine a public life with a scholarly career. She is concerned about what is happening in her field and about the world her two children…
Descriptors: Natural Disasters, Citizenship Education, Faculty, Citizen Participation
Farkas, Steve; Duffett, Ann – Kettering Foundation, 2014
In 1993, the Kettering Foundation and Public Agenda released a report titled "Divided Within, Besieged Without: The Politics of Education in Four American School Districts." The study's attention to communities was distinct from the conventional focus on the technical issues of school administration and funding, and it reported on what…
Descriptors: Educational Improvement, Public Education, School Districts, Standards
Johnson, Jean – Kettering Foundation, 2014
At state and institutional levels, leaders are discussing and enacting policy changes that could shape the future of higher education for decades-especially public higher education. But when citizens talk about the mission of higher education today, their conversations are different from those of policymakers. How do their values and concerns…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Educational Trends, Futures (of Society), Public Opinion
Gilmore, Melinda, Ed.; Holwerk, David, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2014
Each issue of this annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of the Kettering Foundation's research. The 2014 issue focuses on taking stock of the civic arena, which includes organized projects in civic renewal, civic engagement, civic education, and civic capacity building in communities. This issue contains the following articles that…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Capacity Building, Democracy
Boyte, Harry C. – Kettering Foundation, 2013
Calls for revitalization of civic education and civic learning are multiplying, but notions of work as a site of citizenship--for "citizen teachers" or "citizen faculty members," for example--have largely disappeared. This paper begins with an overview of the dominant approaches to civic education and learning:…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Empowerment
Lynn, Elizabeth; Levine, Peter – Kettering Foundation, 2013
In 1965, President Johnson signed the National Foundation on the Arts and Humanities Act, giving birth to the National Endowment for the Humanities and the National Endowment for the Arts. The act declared, "Democracy demands wisdom and vision in its citizens. It must therefore foster and support a form of education, and access to the arts…
Descriptors: Humanities, Public Agencies, Democracy, Humanities Instruction
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2013
The Kettering Foundation's research has been focused on putting the public back into the public's business for more than thirty years. Some questions that have recently been useful to Kettering researchers as the foundation focuses on its work with institutional actors--especially higher education and its relationship with the public--have…
Descriptors: Higher Education, School Community Relationship, Democracy, Citizenship Education
Diebel, Alice, Ed.; Gilmore, Melinda, Ed.; Nielsen, Randall, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2013
Each issue of this annual newsletter focuses on a particular area of the Kettering Foundation's research. The 2013 issue focuses on citizens and the importance of the choices they make in politics. In many ways, politics is about choice--not only among policies and candidates in elections, but also among the many actions to address and solve…
Descriptors: Newsletters, Citizenship Responsibility, Political Issues, Decision Making
Brown, David W., Ed.; Witte, Deborah, Ed. – Kettering Foundation, 2012
"Higher Education Exchange" publishes case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. Contributors to this issue of the "Higher Education Exchange" examine whether institutions of higher learning are doing anything to increase the capacity of citizens to shape…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Citizenship Education, Democracy, Graduate Students
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