1st Edition

Citizenship and Higher Education The Role of Universities in Communities and Society

Edited By James Arthur, Karen Bohlin Copyright 2005
    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    208 Pages
    by Routledge

    What are the obligations of the university to society and its communities? What are the virtues of university education? What are the university's ethical responsibilities to its students?

    The role of citizenship and civic responsibility in higher education is a highly contested yet crucial element of any consideration of the role of university in society.
    This book offers thoughtful insights into this role, outlining the intellectual and practical tensions and pressures which come to bear upon higher education institutions. Wide ranging in scope, it offers perspectives from British, European, Canadian and North American educational environments.

    Citizenship and Higher Education will prove stimulating reading for anyone concerned with the ethics of education and the university's place in society - including educationalists, researchers, sociologists and policy-makers.

    1. Introduction, James Arthur 2. Student Character in British Universities, James Arthur 3. Universities of Character, Charles L. Glenn 4. Community, Service Learning and Higher Education in the UK, John Annette 5. Searching for a Moral North Star during the College Years, Arthur Schwartz 6. Citizenship and Higher Education in the UK, John Annette and Terence McLoughlin 7. Schooling for Desire, Karen E. Bohlin 8. The Character of Higher Education, Dennis Hayes 9. Developing Citizenship Through International Exchanges, Ian Davies , Mark Evans, Peter Cunningham, Gunilla Fredicksson, Graham Pike, Hanns-Fred Rathenow, Alan Sears, Felicitas Tesch, and Pam Whitty 10. Textual Apologism or Dissent? Ethical Dilemmas for Academics in Managerialist Times, Martin Thrupp


    James Arthur, Karen Bohlin

    'This book develops some useful ideas around the notion of citizenship and higher education, which makes a scholarly contribution to the discussion about aims, values and broader purpose of higher education.' - Claire Tilbury, Senior Lecturer in Social Work,  Griffith University