Civic Learning Publications

Diversity, Democracy and Higher Ed: A View From Three Nations
2000

Delegates from India, South Africa, and the United States met in India to compare the experiences of their countries in responding to the special challenges and opportunities diversity offers to higher education. This volume presents their papers and describes their reflections. It places the priorities of the respective countries in historical perspective and illuminates similarities and contrasts among them. The volume contributes to the growing global discourse and the role of higher education in strengthening democracy.

Contemporary Understandings of Liberal Education
1998

Examines the emergence of broad agreement on what students ought to learn from a liberal education and finds a strong trend toward pluralistic, collaborative, experiential, and integrative modes of learning. Also contends that outdated structures, practices, and reward systems frustrate higher education's ability to reap the benefits of new directions in student learning.

1995

Explores goals for liberal learning in a diverse democracy and argues that the liberal arts of the future will include ways of relating and learning across difference. Explains that the "new academy" growing up within the old comprises new ways of thinking, reconfiguration of disciplines, new modes of teaching and assessment, and new forms of scholarship -- all developed in order to move beyond historically inequitable divisions. Written for faculty members and curriculum committees, this report offers an important new vision for liberal education at the turn of the century. Should be used in connection with American Pluralism and the College Curriculum.

Core Curriculum and Cultural Pluralism: A Guide for Campus Planners
1992

This well-documented report studies more than 50 colleges and universities working to bring world and U.S. cultures into general education. It also provides a guide for academic leaders working to design and implement new general education programs. Includes sample syllabi, core proposals, curriculum profiles, and advice for overcoming potential difficulties related to curriculum change and faculty development.

Learning for the Common Good: Liberal Education, Civic Education, and Teaching About Philanthropy
1991

Analysis of the centrality of service learning in liberal education, accompanied by a study of student experiences in service-linked courses and numerous examples from every kind of campus. Focuses on developing courses about philanthropy and suggests ways in which these courses can revitalize other aspects of undergraduate education.

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