Books That Inspire 2004


 
Educating Citizens: Preparing America’s Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility
Anne Colby et al


Many of us in public higher education have distanced ourselves from conversations about the moral and civic education of students, yet our communities, our professions, our country and the world face complicated problems that require authentic civic engagement and thoughtful moral judgment. We have tomorrow’s leaders and difference-makers together in one place for what will be, for most of them, their last formal educational experience. Helping students develop the skills to recognize and genuinely engage in their roles and responsibilities as educated citizens in a just and free society may be higher education’s next most important challenge.
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Lisa Schmidt
Assistant Director
Williams Student Services Center, Engineering