Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility
June 2003, Jossey-Bass
Preface to the Paperback Edition.
1. Educating Citizens in a Pluralistic Society.
2. The Broader Undergraduate Context.
3. When Educating Citizens Is a Priority.
4. The Multiple Dimensions of Moral and Civic Development.
5. Pedagogical Strategies for Educating Citizens.
6. Weaving Moral and Civic Learning into the Curriculum.
7. Faculty: The Cornerstone.
8. Moral and Civic Learning Beyond the Classroom.
9. Assessment in Moral and Civic Education.
10. Bringing Moral and Civic Learning to Center Stage.
Anne Colby is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. She is the former director of the Henry Murray Research Center at the Radcliffe Institute, Harvard University. Thomas Ehrlich is a senior scholar at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. He is the former president of Indiana University, provost of the University of Pennsylvania, and dean of Stanford Law School. Elizabeth Beaumont is a research associate at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. Jason Stephens is a research associate at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching.
— Nannerl O. Keohane, president, Duke University
"A comprehensive, thoughtful, and beautifully crafted analysis
of American higher education's actual and potential role in
preparing undergraduates for citizenship and life. If you have any
interest in the civic and moral education of our nation's college
students, read this book!"
— Alexander W. Astin, Allan Murray Cartter Professor and Director, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
"Americans today are more conscious than they have been for many
decades that free institutions cannot be taken for granted. The
very survival of self-government depends on the character and
capabilities of citizens committed to a public good beyond the
narrow confines of self-interest. Educating Citizens is a
profoundly timely and enlightening book in these circumstances. The
authors enable us to understand a neglected aspect of students
experience in colleges and universities and help us chart a new and
compelling future for higher education in America."
— Eamonn Callan, associate dean and professor of education, Stanford University
"Educating Citizens will become the benchmark resource
for everyone who views effective citizenship as an essential
outcome of liberal education for the twenty-first century. The
authors summarize the research on civic and moral development and
present a wealth of campus designs for moving civic engagement and
ethical judgment back to the center of academic attention. The
authors also provide an incisive history of liberal education that
shows how higher education lost its way on civic and ethical
development, and they describe in detail what it will take to build
a more engaged and public-spirited academy."
— Carol Geary Schneider, president, Association of American Colleges and Universities