Prominent scholars in this book move boldly beyond critique to show how and why the critical functions of a democratically informed civic education (not merely professional training) must become the core of the university's mission. They show why higher education must address what it means to relate knowledge to public life, and social responsibility to the demands of critical citizenship. Moreover, they show why democratic forms of education and various elements of a critical pedagogy are vital not only to individual students, but also to our economy and our democratic institutions and future leadership. Visit our website for sample chapters!Kostas Myrsiades is the author of 'Beyond the Corporate University: Culture and Pedagogy in the New Millennium (Culture and Politics Series)', published 2001 under ISBN 9780742510470 and ISBN 0742510476.
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