Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility / Edition 1

Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility / Edition 1

by Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, Jason Stephens
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0470573821

ISBN-13: 9780470573822

Pub. Date: 01/26/2010

Publisher: Wiley

Educating Citizens

Now with a new preface by the authors, Educating Citizens reports on how some American colleges and universities are preparing thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible graduates. Many institutions assert these ambitions, but too few act on them. The authors demonstrate the fundamental importance of moral and civic education, describe how

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Educating Citizens

Now with a new preface by the authors, Educating Citizens reports on how some American colleges and universities are preparing thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible graduates. Many institutions assert these ambitions, but too few act on them. The authors demonstrate the fundamental importance of moral and civic education, describe how the historical and contemporary landscapes of higher education have shaped it, and explain the educational and developmental goals and processes involved in educating citizens. They examine the challenges colleges and universities face when they dedicate themselves to this vital task and present concrete ways to overcome those challenges.

Praise for Educating Citizens

"Educating Citizens contains much of value and interest to all of its intended audiences. . . . This volume provides what we need to understand the complex concepts of moral and civic learning and to consider what each of us can do to help students become the educated and motivated citizens who will ensure the future of democracy."
—Journal of College Student Development

"Colby, Ehrlich, Beaumont, and Stephens. . . . stimulate reflection about what it requires to be intentional about preparing critically thinking, morally discerning, and engaged citizens."
—Teaching Theology and Religion

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780470573822
Publisher:
Wiley
Publication date:
01/26/2010
Series:
Jossey-Bass/Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching Series, #17
Pages:
352
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 1.10(d)

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Preface
The Authors
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 References
Name Index
Subject Index.

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