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Title Educating citizens : preparing America's undergraduates for lives of moral and civic responsibility / Anne Colby ... [et al.] ; foreword by Lee S. Shulman.
Published San Francisco, CA : Jossey-Bass, c2003.
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 Floor3  LC268 .E355 2003    IN LIBRARY
 Floor3  LC268 .E355 2003    IN LIBRARY
 Floor3  LC268 .E355 2003    IN LIBRARY
Edition 1st ed.
Description xx, 332 p. ; 24 cm.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (p. 289-308) and indexes.
Contents Educating citizens in a pluralistic society -- The broader undergraduate context -- When educating citizens is a priority -- The multiple dimensions of moral and civic development -- Pedagogical strategies for educating citizens -- Weaving moral and civic learning into the curriculum -- Faculty : the cornerstone -- Moral and civic learning beyond the classroom -- Assessment in moral and civic education -- Bringing moral and civic learning to center stage.
Summary Reports on how some American colleges and universities are preparing thoughtful, committed, and socially responsible graduates. Many institutions assert these ambitions, but too few act on them. The authors demonstrate the fundamental importance of moral and civic education, describe how the historical and contemporary landscapes of higher education have shaped it, and explain the educational and developmental goals and processes involved in educating citizens. They examine the challenges colleges and universities face when they dedicate themselves to this vital task and present concrete ways to overcome those challenges.
Subject Moral education -- United States.
Civics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Related Names Colby, Anne, 1946-
ISBN 0787965154 (alk. paper)
OCLC number 50858910