Graduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education by John AhierGraduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education by John Ahier

Graduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education

byJohn Ahier, John Beck, Rob Moore

Paperback | November 4, 2003

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Following the introduction of student loans and tuition fees, the situation of students and new graduates has changed considerably. Set in this context,Graduate Citizensis a thought-provoking, and insightful look at the current generation of students' attitudes towards citizenship and matters of social and moral responsibility.
Drawing on small-scale case studies of students in two universities, the authors explore students' changing sense of citizenship against the backdrop of recent changes in higher education. It addresses students' approaches to being in debt, the role of their families in providing support and their attitudes towards careers. Questioning the claim that the current generation of students is politically apathetic, this book shows that they are in fact socially concerned with, though distant from, official, mainstream politics. It investigates students' responses to such political and economic phenomena as globalisation and the ever-increasing promotion of market forces.
Graduate Citizensilluminates and explores the links between reforms in higher education, student experience of university and issues of citizenship. It poses questions about the condition and future of citizenship in Britain and discusses the implications for citizenship education.
Title:Graduate Citizens: Issues of Citizenship and Higher EducationFormat:PaperbackPublished:November 4, 2003Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415257239

ISBN - 13:9780415257237

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'For the student of Citizenship and Education this is a valuable contribution to the current growing body of literature in the field ... It is a good and rich source of references in the area, and will be a good springboard for further work.' - Escalate This wide-ranging and thought-provoking book contains much of interest to students of the contemporary and historical nature of citizenship, and should also attract the eye of researchers and students with an interest in theoretical perspectives on citizenship education. The William Stow, Canterbury Christ Church University Review in the British Journal of Educational Studies