Coming to Critical Engagement: An Autoethnographic Exploration

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Patricia P. Miller
University Press of America, Jan 1, 2006 - Education - 301 pages
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Engagement is the label increasingly embraced by higher education to describe activities associated with serving the public interest. What had been viewed previously as service to, extension of, and outreach from is now engagement with as faculty members, students, and staff collaborate with partners in community affairs. This book describes how members of a faculty learning community have come to understand engagement as both intellectual endeavor and scholarly practice at the interface between academy and citizenry. Coming to Critical Engagement argues that the academy has a moral imperative to participate deliberately and consistently in democratic and systemic discourse with the public.

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A Frame of Reference
Stories of Critical Engagement
Living Our Way into a New

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Frank A. Fear is Professor in the Department of Community, Agriculture, Recreation, and Resource Studies at Michigan State University. Cheryl L. Rosaen is Associate Professor in the Department of Teacher Education at Michigan State University. Richard J. Bawden is Distinguished Visiting Professor at Michigan State University. Pennie G. Foster-Fishman is Associate Professor in the Department of Psychology at Michigan State University.

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