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Praise for Educating for Democracy
"Among the goals of higher education, none is so frequently mentioned or so rarely analyzed with care as preparing students to be citizens. This book goes a long way toward rectifying the problem. It is certainly the most thoughtful, practical, and comprehensive treatment I have seen of this important subject."
Derek Bok, president emeritus, Harvard University, John F. Kennedy School of Government
"Educating for Democracy is a model of scholarship that is rigorous and interdisciplinary, but accessible and engaged. It sounds a clarion call for higher education to embrace once again its historic civic mission—and it shows how administrators and faculty members can work together to do this."
William A. Galston, senior fellow, The Brookings Institution
"In thoughtful, engaging, and illuminating prose, Educating for Democracy offers a comprehensive guide to political engagement and citizenship. This book takes on an enormously important challenge, and succeeds by any measure."
Lee Hamilton, former member of Congress (1965-1999), and director of the Center on Congress at Indiana University
"Educating for Democracy offers a lucid and practical guide for universities to develop their students' capacities to become thoughtful and engaged citizens. Just as important, it shows that academic freedom and deliberation across differences are integral to democratic education. This book's message is timely and important."
Amy Gutmann, president, University of Pennsylvania and author of Democratic Education
1. Citizenship, Politics, and Civic Engagement.
2. The Role of Higher Education In Preparing Citizens.
3. The Open Inquiry Imperative.
4. Creating Environments of Open Inquiry.
5. Teaching for Political Knowledge and Understanding.
6. Teaching Democratic Participation Skills.
7. Fostering Political Motivation.
8. Learning Through Discussion and Deliberation.
9. Learning Through Political Research and Action Projects.
10. Learning Through Speakers and Mentors.
11. Learning Through Placements, Internships, and Service Learning.
12. Learning Through Structured Reflection.
13. Putting the Pieces Together.
Appendix A: Course and Program Summaries.
Appendix B: Survey Scales and Results.