Democratic Education in an Age of Difference: Redefining Citizenship in Higher Education / Edition 1

Democratic Education in an Age of Difference: Redefining Citizenship in Higher Education / Edition 1

by Grant H. Cornwell, Richard Guarasci
     
 

Over the past two decades, American campuses have become embroiled in debates and controversies over multiculturalism, curriculum, free speech, and other issues of social, ethnic, sexual, and racial differences. But out of this turbulence some exciting, innovative experiments have emerged to show students and academic leaders that there are promising maps to bridge

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Over the past two decades, American campuses have become embroiled in debates and controversies over multiculturalism, curriculum, free speech, and other issues of social, ethnic, sexual, and racial differences. But out of this turbulence some exciting, innovative experiments have emerged to show students and academic leaders that there are promising maps to bridge acknowledged differences and to create a dynamic new unity behind the principles of democracy.Democratic Education in an Age of Difference details some of those experiments-among them learning communities, residential communities, and public service'and reveals how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural fluency. The authors create a new vision of democracy and democratic education more suitable to a multicentric society.They address the need of colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. And they include a valuable discussion of successful programs that raise issues of democratic sensibility, citizenship, and cultural diversity through sophisticated and promising programs. The in-depth analysis of these exemplary programs offers educators models that are adaptable to the wide variety of campus environments.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780787908508
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
05/07/1997
Series:
The Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
275
Product dimensions:
6.71(w) x 9.39(h) x 0.73(d)

Table of Contents

1. Democracy and Difference: Emerging Concepts of Identity,Diversity, and Community(Richard Guarasci, Grant H. Cornwell)
2. Community Based Learning and Intercultural Citizenship(RichardGuarasci)
3. Finding Community Across Boundaries: Service Learning in Women'sStudies(Mary K. Trigg, Barbara J. Balliet)
4. Residential Colleges: Laboratories for Teaching ThroughDiffernece(Grant H. Cornwell, Eve Stoddard)
5. Learning Communities: Collaborative Approaches to EngagingDifferences(Roberta S. Matthews, Daniel J. Lynch)
6. Intergroup Relations, Conflict, and Community(DavidSchoem)
7. Liberal Education as Intercultural Praxis: Citizenship in aDiverse Democracy(Richard Guarasci, Grant H. Cornwell)

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