Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

Title

Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

Role

Authored by Barbara Jacoby and Associates

Thomas Ehrlich (Foreword)

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Description/Summary

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.

ISBN

978-0470388464

Publication Date

1-27-2009

Publication Information

Published January 27, 2009 by Jossey-Bass