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Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

Barbara Jacoby and Associates, Thomas Ehrlich (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-38846-4

Jan 2009, Jossey-Bass

288 pages

Select type: Hardcover

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Numerous studies have chronicled students lack of trust in large social institutions, declining interest in politics, and decreasing civic skills. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality civic engagement experiences for college students. The book defines civic engagement and explains why it is central to a college education. It describes the state of the art of education for civic engagement and provides guidelines for designing programs that encourage desired learning outcomes. In addition, the book guides leaders in organizing their institutions to create a campus-wide culture of civic engagement.

Foreword v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

The Authors xv

Introduction 1

1 Civic Engagement in Today’s Higher Education: An Overview 5
Barbara Jacoby

2 What We Know about Civic Engagement among College Students 31
Mark Hugo Lopez and Abby Kiesa

3 Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility: The Civic Learning Spiral 49
Caryn McTighe Musil

4 Civic Engagement in the First College Year 69
Mary Stuart Hunter and Blaire L. Moody

5 Engaging General Education 85
Kim Spiezio

6 The Influence of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning on Civic Engagement 99
Nance Lucas

7 Capstone Experiences 117
Kevin Kecskes and Seanna Kerrigan

8 Enhancing Intercultural Competence through Civic Engagement 140
Michelle R. Dunlap and Nicole Webster

9 Leadership Education and the Revitalization of Public Life 154
Nicholas V. Longo and Marguerite S. Shaffer

10 Moving from Service-Learning to Civic Engagement 174
Marshall Welch

11 Community-Based Undergraduate Research: Collaborative Inquiry for the Public 196
Good Elizabeth L. Paul

12 Preparing Students for Global Civic Engagement 213
Barbara Jacoby and Nevin C. Brown

13 Securing the Future of Civic Engagement in Higher Education 227
Barbara Jacoby and Elizabeth Hollander

Name Index 249

Subject Index 255