ISBN-10:
0470388463
ISBN-13:
9780470388464
Pub. Date:
01/27/2009
Publisher:
Wiley
Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices / Edition 1

Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices / Edition 1

by Barbara Jacoby and Associates, Thomas Ehrlich

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Overview

Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices / Edition 1

Numerous studies have chronicled students lack of trust in large social institutions, declining interest in politics, and decreasing civic skills. This book is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality civic engagement experiences for college students. The book defines civic engagement and explains why it is central to a college education. It describes the state of the art of education for civic engagement and provides guidelines for designing programs that encourage desired learning outcomes. In addition, the book guides leaders in organizing their institutions to create a campus-wide culture of civic engagement.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780470388464
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 01/27/2009
Series: JB - Anker Series
Pages: 288
Sales rank: 963,350
Product dimensions: 6.20(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.30(d)

About the Author

The Author

Barbara Jacoby is senior scholar for the Adele H. Stamp Student Union Center for Campus Life at the University of Maryland, College Park, where she also serves as chair of the Coalition for Civic Engagement and Leadership. She is the author or editor of five books, including Service-Learning in Higher Education, Involving Commuter Students in Learning, and Building Partnerships for Service-Learning, all from Jossey-Bass. Jacoby is a sought-after speaker and consultant on civic engagement and service-learning.

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Table of Contents

Foreword v

Preface ix

Acknowledgments xiii

The Authors xv

Introduction 1

1 Civic Engagement in Today’s Higher Education: An Overview 5
Barbara Jacoby

2 What We Know about Civic Engagement among College Students 31
Mark Hugo Lopez and Abby Kiesa

3 Educating Students for Personal and Social Responsibility: The Civic Learning Spiral 49
Caryn McTighe Musil

4 Civic Engagement in the First College Year 69
Mary Stuart Hunter and Blaire L. Moody

5 Engaging General Education 85
Kim Spiezio

6 The Influence of Integrative and Interdisciplinary Learning on Civic Engagement 99
Nance Lucas

7 Capstone Experiences 117
Kevin Kecskes and Seanna Kerrigan

8 Enhancing Intercultural Competence through Civic Engagement 140
Michelle R. Dunlap and Nicole Webster

9 Leadership Education and the Revitalization of Public Life 154
Nicholas V. Longo and Marguerite S. Shaffer

10 Moving from Service-Learning to Civic Engagement 174
Marshall Welch

11 Community-Based Undergraduate Research: Collaborative Inquiry for the Public 196
Good Elizabeth L. Paul

12 Preparing Students for Global Civic Engagement 213
Barbara Jacoby and Nevin C. Brown

13 Securing the Future of Civic Engagement in Higher Education 227
Barbara Jacoby and Elizabeth Hollander

Name Index 249

Subject Index 255

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