Citizenship Across the Curriculum advocates the teaching of civic engagement at the college level, in a wide range of disciplines and courses. Using "writing across the curriculum" programs as a model, the contributors propose a similar approach to civic education. In case studies drawn from political science and history as well as mathematics, the natural sciences, rhetoric, and communication studies, the contributors provide models for incorporating civic learning and evaluating pedagogical effectiveness. By encouraging faculty to gather evidence and reflect on their teaching practice and their students' learning, this volume contributes to the growing field of the scholarship of teaching and learning.
Publisher: Indiana University Press
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 20 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 x 18 mm
"A ground-breaking book, Citizenship Across the Curriculum explores the range of ways different disciplines can illuminate civic questions and help students develop a stronger civic lens." -A Crucible Moment: College Learning & Democracy's Future
"As Americans flock to college in record numbers, higher education has an unprecedented opportunity to help a new majority of Americans achieve the knowledge and determination to redeem the full promise of democracy-for liberty, justice, equal dignity, and the quality of our shared futures. Citizenship Across the Curriculum provides rich guidance for faculty members on what it means to take these responsibilities seriously." -Carol Schneider, President, Association of American Colleges and Universities
"In Citizenship Across the Curriculum, eight post-secondary teachers from diverse institutions... break the silence on their own teaching practices and make a valuable contribution to public discourse on teaching and learning." -H-Education, August, 2011
"[T]he book itself models an ideal of citizenship: committed, impassioned, intelligent people working respectfully toward some ideal(s) of the common good." -National Teaching and Learning Forum, Vol. 20, no. 1, December 2010
"Citizenship across the Curriculum provides useful ideas about incorporating civic engagement in a diverse set of college courses." -Academe, October 1, 2010
"A thoughtful, readable, inspired book, full of insights and ideas for any teacher who wants to help students become more active citizens. These essays can and should launch a lasting conversation, within and across the disciplines, about how best to educate today's college students for engaged citizenship." -Elizabeth Lynn, Founder and Director, Project on Civic Reflection
"Citizenship Across the Curriculum is an important book. Our political climate has become more caustic and less productive. As professors and college-administrators, we need to take responsibility to educate the next generation of citizens. This book can help provide direction in that journey." -MountainRise
"[This] new book... urges colleges and universities to make civic engagement a key component of their curricula as a way to help students become more active participants in the democratic process." -Ithaca Journal
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