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ERIC Number: EJ1173571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
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Abstractor: ERIC
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ISSN: ISSN-0024-1822
Anchoring Democracy: The Civic Imperative for Higher Education
Guarasci, Richard
Liberal Education, v104 n1 Win 2018
American colleges and universities are facing a civic imperative. The nation is floundering, if not unwinding. Democracies are vulnerable social constructions. They flourish in eras of social consensus and economic prosperity, when citizens believe in the prospect of brighter futures. They stumble, if not decay, during times of harsh economic downturn, deep social conflict, and political atrophy. The United States is not immune from these challenges, as was painfully illustrated by its Civil War, the inevitable result of the fundamental contradiction between its commitment to liberty and equality and its reliance on slavery and class subordination. In this article, the author presents the civic role of higher education.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: New Jersey; Nebraska; Pennsylvania; New York