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

Diversity & Democracy
Volume 11,
Number 2

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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
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
And More...
In Print


The Democracy Imperative

The Democracy Imperative (TDI) at the University of New Hampshire links practitioners interested in establishing deliberative democracy in their home institutions and communities. Membership in the network is free, and TDI provides several resources for practitioners on its Web site, including a framing paper that delineates the relationship between democratic practice and diversity education. To access these resources, visit www.unh.edu/academic-affairs/democracy (Diversity & Democracy advisory board member Nancy Thomas is TDI’s acting director.)

Community Standards for Service Learning

Based on interviews of community partners conducted in the spring of 2006 by staff and students at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, this document outlines best practices for faculty, students, and community partners entering into a service-learning relationship. The standards provide specific recommendations related to communication, infrastructure, and diversity, and include links to additional Web resources that support those recommendations. To read the standards, visit http://comm-org.wisc.edu/sl/cs4slbrochure.htm

A Practical Guide for Integrating Civic Responsibility Into the Curriculum

This monograph, published by the American Association of Community Colleges, provides useful advice to practitioners seeking to prepare students to embrace their roles as citizens. Although written with the specific challenges facing community colleges in mind, the volume’s tips are widely applicable to anyone developing a service-learning curriculum. The authors explore best practices to encourage engaged civic learning for all students, including the growing population of recent immigrants. The full PDF is available online at www.aacc.nche.edu/Content/NavigationMenu/ResourceCenter/ Projects_Partnerships/Current/HorizonsServiceLearningProject

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