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Palgrave Macmillan

Citizenship, Democracy and Higher Education in Europe, Canada and the USA

ISBN 9781137287472
Publication Date June 2014
Formats Hardcover Ebook (EPUB) Ebook (PDF) 
Publisher Palgrave Macmillan
Series Palgrave Studies in Global Citizenship Education and Democracy

Higher Education is a steward of socialization, a facilitator of social mobility, and a provocateur eliciting individuals' and societies' unrealized potential. Graduates of the Academy will become the next generation of those tasked with building, strengthening and maintaining the institutions and ideals underpinning current and aspiring democratic societies. But as globalization continues to blur individual, institutional and national boundaries, there are calls from and to multiple sectors to articulate productive methods for achieving the ideals of democracy and social cohesion.

This text is intended to contemplate the conceptual frameworks and policy imperatives facing post-secondary/tertiary sector educational institutions in preparing citizens for meaningful participation in democracies, whether long-standing, young or emerging. The diverse international contributors discuss perspectives on how post-secondary/tertiary sector institutions are implicated in, but not necessarily leading these efforts.

Jason Laker is Professor and Department Chair in the Faculty of Education at San José State University in California, USA. He has previously published Masculinities in Higher Education (co-edited with T. Davis). 

Concepción Naval is Dean of the School of Education and Psychology at the University of Navarra, Spain.

Kornelija Mrnjaus is Assistant Professor in the Department of Education at the University of Rijeka, Croatia. 

1. Citizenship, Democracy and the University: Theory and Practice in Europe and North America; Jason Laker, Concepción Naval and Kornelija Mrnjaus
2. Towards Inclusive and Generative Citizenship Education; Michelle Nilson, Catherine Broom, Joanne Provencal and Heesoon Bai
3. Professor, Citizen, Parrhesiastes; Naomi Hodgson and Paul Standish
4. Higher Education Student Civic Engagement: Conceptualizations of Citizenship and Engagement Strategies; Rhonda Wynne
5. Rethinking Teacher Effectiveness in Democratic Citizenship Education for Ensuring Peace; Alok Gardia and Deepa Mehta
6. Engaging with the Other: Student Community Engagement and the Development of Citizenship after Conflict; Juliet Millican
7. Making Our Community Engagement Matter in the Community; Randy Stoecker and Mary Beckman
8. The Relevance of Higher Education in Slovenia for Creating Virtuous Citizens and a Working Democracy: An Underexploited Source?; Tomaž Deželan, Alem Maksuti
9. Citizenship and Higher Education in Portugal: Impact of the Bologna Process; Helena Lopes, Sofia Veiga, Pedro M. Teixeira and Isabel Menezes
10. Civic Education as Profession: Current Developments in German (Higher) Educational System and Qualification Opportunities for Teachers and Trainers; Dirk Lange and Sven Rößler
11. Do Students' Dreams Now Fit in Ballot Boxes?; Gonzalo Jover, Esther López and Patricia Quiroga
12. EDC/HRE in Croatia: Perspectives, Problems and Promises; Kornelija Mrnjaus
13. Women, Universities, Leadership and Citizenship; Helena C. Araújo
14. Taking it Personally: Engaging Democracy, Human Rights and Civic Participation as the Vocations of Higher Education; Jason Laker

Tomaž Deželan, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Randy Stoecker, University of Wisconsin, USA

Rhonda Wynne, University College Dublin, Ireland

Mary Beckman, University of Notre Dame in Indiana, USA

Helena C. Araújo, University of Porto, Portugal

Alok Gardia, Banaras Hindu University, India

Deepa Mehta, Banaras Hindu University, India

Alem Maksuti, University of Ljubljana, Slovenia

Dirk Lange, Leibniz University of Hannover, Germany

Sven Rößler, Carl von Ossietzky University Oldenburg, Germany

Helena Lopes, University of Porto, Portugal

Sofia Veiga, University of Porto, Portugal

Pedro M Teixeira, University of Porto, Portugal

Isabel Menezes, University of Porto, Portugal

Juliet Millican, University of Brighton, UK

Heesoon Bai, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Catherine Broom, University of British Columbia, Canada

Michelle Nilson, Simon Fraser University, Canada

Johanne Provençal, University of Toronto, Canada

Peter G. Kirchschlaeger, University of Teacher Education Central Switzerland Lucerne

Gonzalo Jover, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Esther López-Martín, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Patricia Quiroga, Complutense University of Madrid, Spain

Naomi Hodgson, University of London, UK

Paul Standish, University of London, UK


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