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Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • John Saltmarsh, University of Massachusetts Boston
  • Edward Zlotkowski, Bentley College
Higher Education and Democracy is a collection of essays on how civic engagement in higher education works to achieve what authors John Saltmarsh and Edward Zlotkowski consider the academic and civic purposes of higher education. These purposes include creating new modes of teaching and learning, fostering participation in American democracy, developing and respecting community and civic institutions, and encouraging the constant renewal of all these dimensions of American life. Organized thematically, the twenty-two essays in this volume provide signposts designed to advance higher education’s journey toward fulfilling these civic purposes. For the authors, service-learning is positioned as centrally important to the primary academic systems and structures of higher education: departments, disciplines, curricula, and programs that are central to the faculty domain. Progressing from more general and contextual themes to specific practices embodied in ever larger academic units, the authors conclude with observations on the future of the civic engagement movement. Contributors include Donna Killian Duffy, John N. Gardner, Ira Harkavy, Barbara A. Holland, Kevin Kecskes, Keith Morton, KerryAnn O’Meara, R. Eugene Rice, and the authors.
  • democracy,
  • civic engagement,
  • higher education,
  • service learning
Publication Date
Temple University Press
Citation Information
John Saltmarsh and Edward Zlotkowski. Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement. Philadelphia(2011)
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