Democracy and Higher Education: Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement Scott J. Peters

ISBN: 9780870139765

Published: September 1st 2010

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396 pages


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Democracy and Higher Education: Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement  by  Scott J. Peters

Democracy and Higher Education: Traditions and Stories of Civic Engagement by Scott J. Peters
September 1st 2010 | Paperback | PDF, EPUB, FB2, DjVu, audiobook, mp3, RTF | 396 pages | ISBN: 9780870139765 | 10.15 Mb

How are we to understand the nature and value of higher educations 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,MoreHow are we to understand the nature and value of higher educations 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 educations positive roles in and for a democratic society.



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