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Morales, Marisol; Perez Valencia, Jacqueline – Liberal Education, 2020
The commitment to the construction of a diverse and equitable democracy is even more imperative than ever given our changing demographics, growing inequality, and the eroding of gains of the civil rights movement. For instance, the criminalization of communities of color, with Blacks imprisoned five times more than Whites, and Hispanics nearly…
Descriptors: Democracy, Democratic Values, Minority Groups, Diversity
Esquilin, Marta Elena; Eatman, Timothy K. – Liberal Education, 2019
The Honors Living-Learning Community (HLLC) at Rutgers University--Newark is an initiative that is expanding traditional notions of honors and transforming the Rutgers--Newark community. The HLLC promotes academic excellence, community engagement, and social equity. It seeks to eradicate structural barriers while critiquing deficit-based…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, College Students, Scholarship, Honors Curriculum
Cantor, Nancy – Liberal Education, 2018
Nancy Cantor is chancellor of Rutgers University-Newark. This article was adapted from Cantor's address at "The Power of Civic Engagement--Across Campus, Within Communities, Beyond Borders," the premeeting symposium at the 2018 annual meeting of the Association of American Colleges and Universities. Cantor contemplates the power of civic…
Descriptors: Civics, Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Higher Education
Guarasci, Richard – Liberal Education, 2018
American colleges and universities are facing a civic imperative. The nation is floundering, if not unwinding. Democracies are vulnerable social constructions. They flourish in eras of social consensus and economic prosperity, when citizens believe in the prospect of brighter futures. They stumble, if not decay, during times of harsh economic…
Descriptors: Democracy, Civics, Higher Education, Conflict
Rodriguez-Farrar, Hanna; Finley, Ashley – Liberal Education, 2017
The presidential and vice-presidential debates organized by the Commission on Presidential Debates have been among the most-viewed television programs in history. But much has changed since the debates were first televised in 1960. Information channels that were once the domain of traditional media (i.e., television and print journalism) are being…
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Models, Relevance (Education), Age Groups
Peden, Wilson – Liberal Education, 2015
At the centennial annual meeting of the "Association of American Colleges and Universities" (AAC&U), President Carol Geary Schneider introduced the "LEAP Challenge," the next phase of AAC&U's Liberal Education and America's Promise (LEAP) initiative. The LEAP Challenge calls on all colleges and universities to engage…
Descriptors: General Education, Surveys, Higher Education, College Students
Whitehead, Dawn Michele – Liberal Education, 2015
Today's college students must become adept both at interacting, cooperating, and engaging with individuals from diverse backgrounds and at grappling successfully with the kinds of unscripted problems and challenges that characterize life and work in the complex world they will enter upon graduation. Accordingly, global learning is widely…
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Global Approach, Liberal Arts
Skaggs, David – Liberal Education, 2014
What is often viewed as the fairly arcane business of determining and administering higher education policy is a matter of great national interest and, actually, a matter of national security. It thus makes a difference for American society in ways you may not have considered. The ability of the United States to protect itself and its interests…
Descriptors: Higher Education, National Security, Democracy, Politics of Education
Clydesdale, Tim – Liberal Education, 2014
Tim Clydesdale is professor of sociology at the College of New Jersey. This article is adapted from the author's forthcoming book "Calling on Purpose: The Conversation Every Campus Must Have with Students" (University of Chicago Press, 2015). Clydesdale met two students, James and Tracy, during their senior year of college, when his…
Descriptors: Higher Education, Undergraduate Students, Learner Engagement, Campuses
Leskes, Andrea – Liberal Education, 2013
"A Crucible Moment: College Learning and Democracy's Future," commissioned by the U.S. Department of Education, was published by the Association of American Colleges and Universities in 2012. Representing the work of the National Task Force on Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement (2012), the report builds a strong case for higher…
Descriptors: College Role, Citizenship Responsibility, Citizenship Education, Citizen Participation
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Kezar, Adrianna; Hartley, Matthew; Maxey, Daniel – Liberal Education, 2012
In this article, the authors explain why examining the way institutions model democracy on campus is an important, but often overlooked, step in advancing students' democratic learning. First, they note how a decline in shared governance produces an educational environment that adversely affects students' civic inclinations and agency. Next, they…
Descriptors: Educational Environment, Governance, Democracy, Citizen Participation
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Kanter, Martha J. – Liberal Education, 2012
Civic learning, and education's vital purpose to cultivate engaged and effective citizens, is a national imperative. Civic education is consistent with President Obama's goal of regaining competitiveness in the global marketplace, and it is consistent with the goal of increasing student achievement and closing achievement gaps. There's much more…
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Best Practices, Politics of Education, Democracy
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Levine, Peter – Liberal Education, 2011
A decade ago, research on the civic engagement and learning of young people was still in a "bear market" (Cook 1985). The body of literature was strikingly small, considering that the future of democracy depends on the preparation of young citizens. Today, the situation is dramatically different. There is a torrent of research on youth civic…
Descriptors: Democracy, Citizenship Education, Literature Reviews, Meta Analysis
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Flanagan, Constance; Bundick, Matthew – Liberal Education, 2011
By definition, democracies depend on citizens' involvement in their governance. Laws and institutions are necessary but insufficient for sustaining such systems; democracies also depend on certain psychological dispositions in the people, with an ethic of civic participation, trust in others, and tolerance of dissenting views topping the list. The…
Descriptors: Undergraduate Students, Citizen Participation, Late Adolescents, Young Adults
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Gurin, Patricia; Nagda, Biren A.; Sorensen, Nicholas – Liberal Education, 2011
Intergroup dialogue provides what students need in order to relate and collaborate across differences, something they have to do in community projects that usually involve interactions across racial, social class, religious, and geographical divides. In this article, the authors demonstrate the efficacy of intergroup dialogue, drawing from a…
Descriptors: Control Groups, Intergroup Relations, Student Diversity, Experimental Groups
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