Graduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education / Edition 1

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"Following the introduction of student loans and tuition fees, the situation of students and new graduates has changed considerably. Set in this context, Graduate Citizens? is a thought-provoking and insightful look at the current generation of students' attitudes towards citizenship and matters of social and moral responsibility." "Drawing on small-scale case studies of students in two universities, the authors explore students' changing sense of citizenship against the backdrop of recent changes in higher education. It addresses students' approaches to being in debt, the role of their families in providing support and their attitudes towards careers. Questioning the claim that the current generation of students is politically apathetic, this book shows that they are in fact socially concerned, though distanced from official, mainstream politics. It investigates students' responses to such political and economic phenomena as globalisation and the ever-increasing promotion of market forces." Graduate Citizens? illuminates and explores the links between reforms in higher education, student experience of university and issues of citizenship. It poses questions about the condition and future of citizenship in Britain and discusses the implications for citizenship education.
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Editorial Reviews

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'For the student of Citizenship and Education this is a valuable contribution to the current growing body of literature in the field ... It is a good and rich source of references in the area, and will be a good springboard for further work.' - Escalate

This wide-ranging and thought-provoking book contains much of interest to

students of the contemporary and historical nature of citizenship, and should also

attract the eye of researchers and students with an interest in theoretical perspectives

on citizenship education. The

William Stow, Canterbury Christ Church University

Review in the British Journal of Educational Studies

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415257220
  • Publisher: Taylor & Francis
  • Publication date: 4/11/2003
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 208
  • Product dimensions: 5.50 (w) x 8.50 (h) x 0.63 (d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgements
List of abbreviations
Introduction: citizenship and higher education in modern Britain 1
Pt. I Citizenship and higher education in modern Britain: some reflections 5
1 Citizenship in Britain: models and identities 7
2 Prospects for social national citizenship in the United Kingdom: imperilled but not impossible? 35
3 Citizenship and the restructuring of higher education 62
Pt. II Graduate citizens?: evidence and interpretation 93
4 Citizenship themes in students' lives 99
5 Citizenship, mutuality and civil society 132
6 Conclusion: concerns, hopes and fears 157
App Student profiles 172
Notes 181
Bibliography 186
Index 197
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