Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility
Publisher: Jossey-Bass | ISBN: 0787965154| edition 2003 | PDF | 352 pages | 11,6 mb
"The authors have provided a superb account of civic education on college and university campuses in these troubled times. They combine specific examples of best practices with an exceptionally thoughtful philosophical exploration of the meaning and impact of civic learning."
— Nannerl O. Keohane, president, Duke University
"A comprehensive, thoughtful, and beautifully crafted analysis of American higher education's actual and potential role in preparing undergraduates for citizenship and life. If you have any interest in the civic and moral education of our nation's college students, read this book!"
— Alexander W. Astin, Allan Murray Cartter Professor and Director, Higher Education Research Institute, University of California, Los Angeles
"Americans today are more conscious than they have been for many decades that free institutions cannot be taken for granted. The very survival of self-government depends on the character and capabilities of citizens committed to a public good beyond the narrow confines of self-interest. Educating Citizens is a profoundly timely and enlightening book in these circumstances. The authors enable us to understand a neglected aspect of students experience in colleges and universities and help us chart a new and compelling future for higher education in America."