Higher Education and Civic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorLorraine McIlrath, Ann Lyons, Ronaldo Munck

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Higher Education and Civic Engagement provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education. It explores teaching and learning, research, and service in a range of international contexts. This book is essential reading for higher education leaders, faculty, administrators, and members of community considering the civic role of higher education in society.

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Higher Education and Civic Engagement provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education. It explores teaching and learning, research, and service in a range of international contexts. This book is essential reading for higher education leaders, faculty, administrators, an...

Lorraine McIlrath is the director of the Community Knowledge Initiative (CKI) at the National University of Ireland, Galway. Ann Lyons is a coordinator at Campus Engage, Ireland. Ronaldo Munck is a professor at Dublin City University.

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:288 pages, 8.5 × 5.5 × 0.69 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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PART I: Framing Debates * Civic Engagement in a Cold Climate: Higher Education after the Boom--Ronnie Munck * Higher Education as a Force for Societal Change in the 21st Century--Brenda Gourley * The Walls--Mary O'Malley * Education for Active Citizenship: Citizens for Country and Conscience--Sr. Stanislaus Kennedy * Embedding Public Engagement within higher education: lessons from the Beacons for Public Engagement--Paul Manners * Survey of Civic Engagement within Higher Education in Ireland--Ann Lyons * PART II: Pedagogy and Civic Engagement * Civic Engagement: What, How, and Why?--Robert Bringle * Teaching and learning for civic engagement: sustainability though alignment--Josephine Boland * Academic excellence and community engagement: reflections on the Latin American experience--Maria Nieves * Turning the Inside outside: Risks as perceived by Community University Partners in Service Learning--Lorraine McIlrath * State of Service-Learning at the University of Granada (Spain)--José L. Arco * PART III: Scholarship and Community-Based Research * A ‘civic mission’ for the university: history, international trends and institutional responses--Michael Cuthill * Critical reflections on how community-based research challenges organizational culture within the academy--Tomas de Brún, Anne McFarlane and Mary O’Reilly-de Brún * Talking the talk, then walking the walk: how community research partnerships really work--Maura Adshead

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"Engagement is a deeply local practice; yet it can no longer be 'obvious' or 'natural' once it is examined from diverse cultural, national, and historical perspectives. This book offers us exactly such an approach, helping to reveal important conceptual and empirical insights and thus rethink what we know about civic engagement through a global perspective." - Dan W. Butin, Dean, School of Education, Merrimack College"This book is a must-read for those who want to deepen their knowledge of higher education's civic engagement in a challenging global context. What does it mean to educate students for global citizenship in economic hard times? What is the university's role in community building in nations across the world? This book is rich with insight into both the broad philosophical dimensions of these important questions as well as practice on the ground." - Elizabeth Hollander, Senior Fellow, Tufts University Tisch College of Citizenship and Public Service"Universities have always had to act both internationally and locally. They have also frequently been ahead of their national governments in probing and proposing solutions to the big questions. This volume brings some of the resulting strains - and their potential resolution - up to date, not just for a global market, but also in support of a global dialogue on what higher education 'civic engagement' could and should comprise." - Sir David Watson, professor of Higher Education and principal, Green Templeton College, Oxford"This book is a splendid addition to the literature on civic engagement and higher education, and a vital resource for anyone who wants to strengthen the role of the university as a force for global social change. An outstanding piece of public scholarship in service to a better world." - Michael Edwards, Distinguished Senior Fellow, Demos"This book helps us look beyond our own noses to see what engaged universities, individual academics, and community partners are doing in other places. A positive potpourri of knowledge for anyone interested in understanding more about higher education and civic engagement in a global context." - Angie Hart, professor, University of Brighton, England"The views from 'the South' as articulated by authors from South Africa and South America, as an alternative to the most common Northern views regarding the civic mission of Higher Education are timely, and most welcome!" - Maria Avila, PhD, Civic Engagement Consultant