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To Serve a Larger Purpose: Engagement for Democracy and the Transformation of Higher EducationTo Serve a Larger Purpose'calls for the reclamation of the original democratic purposes of civic engagement and examines the requisite transformation of higher education required to achieve it. The contributors to this timely and relevant volume effectively highlight the current practice of civic engagement and point to the institutional change needed to realize its democratic ideals. Using multiple perspectives,'To Serve a Larger Purpose'explores the democratic processes and purposes that reorient civic engagement to what the editors call'democratic engagement.'The norms of democratic engagement are determined by values such as inclusiveness, collaboration, participation, task sharing, and reciprocity in public problem solving and an equality of respect for the knowledge and experience that everyone contributes to education, knowledge generation, and community building. This book shrewdly rethinks the culture of higher education.
Publication Date: 2011
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No Citizen Left Behind by Meira LevinsonFrom Amazon.com, "While teaching at an all-Black middle school in Atlanta, Levinson realized that her students’ individual self-improvement would not necessarily enable them to overcome their historical marginalization. In order to overcome their civic empowerment gap, students must learn how to reshape power relationships through public political and civic action."
Call Number: Stacks 370.115 L5785n
Publication Date: 2012
Critical Civic Literacy by Joseph L. DeVitis
Call Number: Stacks 372.83044 C869
Publication Date: 2011
Education and Democracy in the 21st Century by Nel Noddings
Call Number: Stacks 370.115 N673e
Publication Date: 2013
Media Literacy and the Emerging Citizen: youth, engagement and participation in digital culture by Paul MihailidisMedia Literacy and the Emerging Citizen is about enhancing engagement in a digital media culture and the models that educators, parents and policy makers can utilize to place media-savvy youth into positions of purpose, responsibility and power. Two specific challenges are at the core of this book's argument that media literacy is the path toward more active and robust civic engagement in the 21st century: How can media literacy enable core competencies for value-driven, diverse and robust digital media use? How can media literacy enable a more civic-minded participatory culture? These challenges are great, but they need to be examined in their entirety if media literacy is to begin to address the opportunities they present for democracy, participation and discourse in a digital media age. By presenting information that places media literacy at the center of what it means to be an engaged citizen, educators and policy makers will understand why media literacy must be integrated into formal and informal education systems before it's too late.
Call Number: Stacks 302.23084 M588m
Publication Date: 2014
A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools by Nel Noddings"In today's high schools, education is often reduced to a means of achieving financial security, leading to an overemphasis on quantifiable measures of performance. This approach encourages academically talented students to focus on test scores and rankings rather than intellectual enrichment, and discourages students with non-academic talents from pursuing them. A Richer, Brighter Vision for American High Schools advocates instead a unifying educational aim of producing better adults, which would encompass all aspects of students' lives: intellectual, physical, moral, spiritual, social, vocational, aesthetic, and civic. Nel Noddings offers suggestions to improve high schools by increasing collegiality among students and faculty, enriching curricula with interdisciplinary themes, renewing vocational education programs, addressing parenting and homemaking, and professionalizing the teaching force. This thought-provoking book will act as an important guide for teachers, teacher educators, administrators, and policy makers"--
Call Number: Stacks 373.73 N673r
Publication Date: 2015
Uninformed : why people know so little about politics and what we can do about it by Arthur Lupia
Call Number: Stacks 320 L973u
Publication Date: 2015
We, the Students and Teachers by Robert W. Maloy; Irene S. LaRocheProvides practical applications of democratic teaching for classes in history/social studies education, multicultural and social justice education, community service and civic engagement, and education and public policy.
Publication Date: 2015-01-01
Youth Activism in an Era of Education Inequality by Ben Kirshner"[A]ll facets of youth activism are meticulously studied, analyzed, and interpreted using qualitative psychology research, with its case studies intertwined throughout...[I]ts solid research base seems essential for those seeking current analyses and data regarding student activism before beginning similar programs."-VOYA