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Kisker, Carrie B. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the ways in which civic learning and democratic engagement are incorporated into community colleges' missions and strategic plans, professional development, curricula, and extracurricular programming.
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, College Programs, Educational Practices, Program Descriptions
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Ronan, Bernie – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter looks at civic learning and democratic engagement from the perspective of political philosophy to suggest the essential cognitive, affective, and political skills needed for careers of fulfilling public work and for civic action.
Descriptors: Job Skills, Thinking Skills, Affective Objectives, Political Science
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Theis, John J. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the uncomfortable marriage between political science and civic education and calls for a reformulation of how we engage students in the wicked problems of democracy.
Descriptors: Political Science, Citizen Participation, Democracy, Citizenship Education
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Harbour, Clifford P. – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter explores the leadership qualities participants identified as pivotal to the development of civic engagement at a large, suburban community college.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Leadership, Leadership Qualities, Minimum Competencies
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Musil, Caryn McTighe – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes a diversity and democracy curriculum and faculty development collaboration among the Association of American Colleges and Universities, The Democracy Commitment, and 10 community colleges.
Descriptors: Humanities, Democratic Values, Community Colleges, Two Year Colleges
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Kaufman, Cynthia – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes fears that may lead to faculty resistance to civic engagement and suggests approaches to conquering these fears in order to further develop the civic capacities of our students and institutions.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Role of Education, Institutional Mission, Citizen Participation
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Mair, Jennifer – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes Skyline College's student-centered approach to campus dialogue and deliberation and assesses the transferability of these skills to civic, workplace, and personal settings.
Descriptors: Student Centered Learning, College Students, Student Empowerment, Interpersonal Competence
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Hoffman, Kurt – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the cocurricular activities offered through The Democracy Commitment at Allegany College of Maryland and the impact of these civic experiences on its students.
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Higher Education, Small Colleges, Rural Schools
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Turner, Lavita McMath – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2016
This chapter describes the process and challenges of implementing a civic engagement graduation requirement at Kingsborough Community College.
Descriptors: Community Colleges, Graduation Requirements, Program Implementation, Citizen Participation
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Gould, Mary Rachel; Harkins, Gillian; Stevens, Kyes – New Directions for Community Colleges, 2015
In this provocative chapter, three authors engage the battle of ideas that undergird thinking about prison today, and they call for a reconceptualization of prison education in terms of a participatory model rather than thinking of it as a "service."
Descriptors: Correctional Institutions, Citizen Participation, Colleges, Models