Higher Education Exchange (2013)

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This annual publication serves as a forum for new ideas and dialogue between scholars and the larger public. Essays explore ways that students, administrators, and faculty can initiate and sustain an ongoing conversation about the public life they share.

The Higher Education Exchange is founded on a thought articulated by Thomas Jefferson in 1820: “I know no safe depository of the ultimate powers of the society but the people themselves; and if we think them not enlightened enough to exercise their control with a wholesome discretion, the remedy is not to take it from them, but to inform their discretion by education.”

In the tradition of Jefferson, the Higher Education Exchange agrees that a central goal of higher education is to help make democracy possible by preparing citizens for public life. The Higher Education Exchange is part of a movement to strengthen higher education’s democratic mission and foster a more democratic culture throughout American society.

Working in this tradition, the Higher Education Exchange publishes interviews, case studies, analyses, news, and ideas about efforts within higher education to develop more democratic societies. The Exchange is edited by David W. Brown and Deborah Witte.

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Foreword by Deborah Witte  ( PDF )
Reconstructing America’s Public Life: An Interview by Thomas Bender  ( PDF )
Reinventing Citizenship as Public Work: Civic Learning for the Working World by Harry C. Boyte  ( PDF )
Civic Work, Civic Lessons: Two Generations Reflect on Public Service: An Interview by Thomas Ehrlich, Ernestine Fu  ( PDF )
Rethinking Civic Engagement on Campus: The Overarching Potential of Deliberative Practice by Martín Carcasson  ( PDF )
Deliberative Pedagogy and the Community: Making the Connection by Nicholas V. Longo  ( PDF )
The Medium Is the Message: An Israeli Experience with Deliberative Pedagogy by Edith Manosevitch  ( PDF )
Today’s Civic Mission for Community Colleges by Sean Creighton  ( PDF )
Real Social Science: Applied Phronesis Edited by Bent Flyvbjerg, Todd Landman, and Sanford Schram by Alex Lovit  ( PDF )
Engaging the Work of Democracy by David Mathews  ( PDF )

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