Diversity & Democracy: Civic Learning for Shared Futures
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Diversity & Democracy Volume 11, Number 2  

Diversity & Democracy
Volume 11,
Number 2
(2008)

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Featured Topic: Shared Futures
Civic Identity: Locating Self in Community
Socks, Trains, and Wheelchairs: Service Learning as the Vehicle for Teaching Diversity
Partnership in Teaching and Learning: Combining Critical Pedagogy with Civic Engagement and Diversity
Intercultural Experiential Learning for the Engaged Global Citizen
Promoting Inclusive Access and Success through Community Engagement
Perspectives
Barriers to Civic Engagement for Undocumented Students
A Citizen within the Global Community
Campus Practice
A City Learns its Civil Rights History while a University Learns New Ways to Engage Students
Borders and Boundaries: Human Rights and Social Justice in a Transnational Context
Research Report
Advancing an Equity Agenda through Institutional Change
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By Kathryn Peltier Campbell, Editor

Community has many meanings within higher education. It at once signals the close-knit bonds of academic cultures and the nonacademic spaces “out there.” Whatever the context, community represents shared places, shared investments, and shared futures. In liberal education’s difficult work of preparing students for engaged citizenship in a diverse world, community is both the ends and the means.

This issue of Diversity & Democracy explores multiple forms of community engagement through which students investigate their own civic identities. Our authors imagine community as a Petri dish of personal growth, a hotbed for holistic development toward ethical, engaged citizenship. Through service learning and intercultural exchange, they demonstrate the need for deliberative projects that connect personal action to interpersonal relationships, individual growth to inclusive cultures—while taking into account the needs and goals of everyone involved. Their efforts raise the challenging question: How can colleges and universities help students practice the values that will lead them to their place in a diverse and interconnected world?

Questions, comments, and suggestions regarding Diversity & Democracy should be directed to Kathryn Peltier Campbell at campbell@aacu.org.
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