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Democracy and Higher Education

Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement

By Scott J. Peters, Theodore R. Alter (With), Neil Schwartzbach (With)

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Format: Paperback / softback, 400 pages
Published In: United States, 15 October 2010

How are we to understand the nature and value of higher education's public purposes, mission, and work in a democratic society? How do-and how should-academic professionals contribute to and participate in civic life in their practices as scholars, scientists, and educators?
" Democracy and Higher Education "addresses these questions by combining an examination of several normative traditions of civic engagement in American higher education with the presentation and interpretation of a dozen oral history profiles of contemporary practitioners. In his analysis of these profiles, Scott Peters reveals and interprets a democratic-minded civic professionalism that includes and interweaves expert, social critic, responsive service, and proactive leadership roles.
"Democracy and Higher Education "contributes to a new line of research on the critically important task of strengthening and defending higher education's positive roles in and for a democratic society.

EAN: 9780870139765
ISBN: 0870139762
Publisher: Michigan State University Press
Dimensions: 24.74 x 17.88 x 2.13 centimeters (0.73 kg)
Age Range: 15+ years
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