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

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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.
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"Educating Citizens contains much of value and interest to all of its intended audiences." (Journal of College Student Development, December 2003)
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Meet the Author

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 assistant at The Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching and a doctoral candidate in educational psychology at Stanford University.

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Table of Contents

The Authors
1 Educating Citizens in a Pluralistic Society 1
2 The Broader Undergraduate Context 23
3 When Educating Citizens is a Priority 49
4 The Multiple Dimensions of Moral and Civic Development 96
5 Pedagogical Strategies for Educating Citizens 131
6 Weaving Moral and Civic Learning into the Curriculum 167
7 Faculty: The Cornerstone 200
8 Moral and Civic Learning Beyond the Classroom 218
9 Assessment in Moral and Civic Education 258
10 Bringing Moral and Civic Learning to Center Stage 276
References 289
Name Index 309
Subject Index 315
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