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Current Issue:
Summer 2014, Vol. 17, No. 3

General Education and Democratic Engagement

This issue of Diversity & Democracy features approaches to general education that help students develop the skills they need for participation in a diverse and globally connected democracy. Contributing authors also raise pertinent questions about opportunities for and barriers to faculty and students' democratic engagement in higher education itself.

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From the Editor

General Education and Democratic Engagement

Modeling Democratic Practices through General Education Reform: A Developmental Journey
Lenore Rodicio, Miami Dade College

Moral Discernment: Essential Learning for a Principled Society
L. Lee Knefelkamp, Teachers College, Columbia University and the Association of American Colleges and Universities

Public Sphere Pedagogy: Engaging Students as Participants in Democracy
Thia Wolf, California State University–Chico

Connecting Democratic Engagement and Global Learning in General Education
Carina Self, Dona Cady, and Matthew Olson—all of Middlesex Community College

Campus Practice and Perspective

Integrating Democratic Education at Stonehill
Hailey Chalhoub, Stonehill College

Bridging Cultures to Form a Nation: A Project for Democracy
John Dethloff, Lone Star College–Kingwood

Science Literacy: A Key to Unlocking a Fully Engaged Citizenry
Amy F. Savage, Bard College

“Getting the Community into the Student”: The Indianapolis Community Requirement
Donald Braid, Butler University

An Ethic of Listening in Higher Education
Adam Bush, College Unbound

Parts of a Whole: Contingency, Democracy, and Higher Education’s Mission
Maria Maisto, New Faculty Majority

Game Theory and Reality TV: Pathways to Democratic Thinking
Carol A. Davis, Hampton University

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Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Resources

From the Civic Learning and Democratic Engagement Action Network