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Civic Engagement in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

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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 ...more
Hardcover, 265 pages
Published January 27th 2009 by Jossey-Bass (first published January 26th 2009)
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Kara Poe Alexander
This book is a nice introduction to civic engagement. It offers a comprehensive overview with good theoretical background and practical strategies for implementing it into the classroom. I don't agree with its characterization of "service-learning" as less than civic engagement. In rhet-comp at least, service-learning has been theorized and conceived in rigorous intellectual ways that advocate social justice and activism.
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