Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility

Through a grand tour of American higher education, Educating Citizens shows how institutions can equip students with the understanding, motivation, and skills of responsible and effective citizenship. The book includes rich examples from in-depth studies at twelve institutions and from a wide range of effective programs and approaches on other campuses. The authors’ guidelines for implementing these programs can be applied in the full range of higher education institutions.

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

Educating for Democracy: Preparing Undergraduates for Responsible Political Engagement

Educating for Democracy reports the results of the Political Engagement Project, a study of educational practices at the college level that prepare students for responsible democratic participation. In this book, Anne Colby, Elizabeth Beaumont, Thomas Ehrlich, and Josh Corngold show that education for political development can increase students’ political understanding, skill, motivation, and involvement while contributing to many aspects of general academic learning. Drawing on both quantitative and qualitative data from the Political Engagement Project, Educating for Democracy articulates what it means to teach effectively for political learning without imposing particular ideologies on students.

Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America

Work and Integrity: The Crisis and Promise of Professionalism in America

Work and Integrity draws on The Carnegie Foundation’s comparative study of professional education in medicine, nursing, law, engineering, and the preparation of Christian and Jewish clergy. The book explores the relation between the theory and practice and the technical and moral aspects of professional training and examines the key issues and controversies about professionalism from an historical perspective and from the analysis of contemporary scholarly debates. In conclusion, the book proposes a new model for professionalism, which aims at humanizing modern work and improving the equity and quality of contemporary life.