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Democratic Education in an Age of Difference: Redefining Citizenship in Higher Education (Jossey-Bass Higher and Adult Education Series)

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Publisher Comments:

Over the past two decades, American campuses have become embroiled in debates and controversies over multiculturalism, curriculum, free speech, and other issues of social, ethnic, sexual, and racial differences. But out of this turbulence some exciting, innovative experiments have emerged to show students and academic leaders that there are promising maps to bridge acknowledged differences and to create a dynamic new unity behind the principles of democracy.Democratic Education in an Age of Difference details some of those experiments?among them learning communities, residential communities, and public service?and reveals how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural fluency. The authors create a new vision of democracy and democratic education more suitable to a multicentric society.They address the need of colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. And they include a valuable discussion of successful programs that raise issues of democratic sensibility, citizenship, and cultural diversity through sophisticated and promising programs. The in-depth analysis of these exemplary programs offers educators models that are adaptable to the wide variety of campus environments.

Synopsis:

"An excellent resource for faculty and student affairs professionals in all segments of higher education who want to better understand their mutual relationships and responsibilities in preparing students for a pluralist democracy."

-- Gwen Dungy, executive director, NASPA

This book addresses the need for colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. The authors detail some of the experiments taking place across American campuses and reveal how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural appreciation.

Synopsis:

Democratic Education in an Age of Difference addresses the need for colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. The authors detail some of the experiments taking place across American campuses--among them, learning communities, residential communities, and public service--and reveal how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural appreciation. The book provides an in-depth analysis of many of these exemplary programs and offers educators models that are adaptable to the wide variety of campus environments.

Description:

Includes bibliographical references (p. 171-176) and index.

About the Author

RICHARD GUARASCI is dean of Hobart College and professor of political science at Hobart and William Smith College in New York. GRANT H. CORNWELL is associate dean and associate professor of philosophy at St. Lawrence University in New York.

Table of Contents

1. Democracy and Difference: Emerging Concepts of Identity, Diversity, and Community(Richard Guarasci, Grant H. Cornwell)

2. Community Based Learning and Intercultural Citizenship(Richard Guarasci)

3. Finding Community Across Boundaries: Service Learning in Women's Studies(Mary K. Trigg, Barbara J. Balliet)

4. Residential Colleges: Laboratories for Teaching Through Differnece(Grant H. Cornwell, Eve Stoddard)

5. Learning Communities: Collaborative Approaches to Engaging Differences(Roberta S. Matthews, Daniel J. Lynch)

6. Intergroup Relations, Conflict, and Community(David Schoem)

7. Liberal Education as Intercultural Praxis: Citizenship in a Diverse Democracy(Richard Guarasci, Grant H. Cornwell)

Product Details

ISBN:
9780787908508
Subtitle:
Redefining Citizenship in Higher Education
Editor:
Erlandson, G.
Author:
Guarasci, Richard
Author:
Cornwell, Grant H.
Author:
Erlandson, G.
Publisher:
Jossey-Bass
Location:
San Francisco :
Subject:
Aims & Objectives
Subject:
Multicultural Education
Subject:
Universities and colleges
Subject:
Citizenship
Subject:
Education, higher
Subject:
Universities and colleges -- United States -- Sociological aspects.
Subject:
Citizenship -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Subject:
Administration
Subject:
Leadership, Administration & Policy (Higher Education)
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1st ed.
Series:
The Jossey-Bass higher and adult education series
Series Volume:
104-331
Publication Date:
19970507
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
275
Dimensions:
9.25x6.20x.82 in. .86 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , "An excellent resource for faculty and student affairs professionals in all segments of higher education who want to better understand their mutual relationships and responsibilities in preparing students for a pluralist democracy."

-- Gwen Dungy, executive director, NASPA

This book addresses the need for colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. The authors detail some of the experiments taking place across American campuses and reveal how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural appreciation.

"Synopsis" by , Democratic Education in an Age of Difference addresses the need for colleges and universities to design educational experiences that promote the objectives of a free society while recognizing and embracing difference. The authors detail some of the experiments taking place across American campuses--among them, learning communities, residential communities, and public service--and reveal how each approach fosters the development of democratic sensibility, citizenship skills, and multicultural appreciation. The book provides an in-depth analysis of many of these exemplary programs and offers educators models that are adaptable to the wide variety of campus environments.
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