Democracy and higher education : traditions and stories of civic engagement
- Peters, Scott J. (Scott Joseph)
- East Lansing, Mich. : Michigan State University Press, c2010.
- Physical description
- xx, 396 p. ; 26 cm.
LB875 .D5 P48 2010
- Unknown LB875 .D5 P48 2010
- Includes bibliographical references (p. 373-381) and index.
- Publisher's Summary
- 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.
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- Publication date
- Scott J. Peters ; with Theodore R. Alter and Neil Schwartzbach.
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