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Graduate Citizens? Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education


reviewed by Terence A. Beck — 2005

coverTitle: Graduate Citizens? Issues of Citizenship and Higher Education
Author(s): John Ahier, John Beck, and Rob Moore
Publisher: Routledge/Falmer, New York
ISBN: 0415257239, Pages: 200, Year: 2003
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Graduate Citizens? is a look into current debates in the United Kingdom around issues of citizenship and higher education. The authors conducted a small study to consider how the current emphasis on economic individualism is affecting British university students’ views and understandings of citizenship. Although the intended audience is British academics, both the nature of the debate and the conclusions drawn are of interest to American educators who think about the role of the university in citizenship education. The book follows an organizational scheme that mirrors that of a journal article. That is, Chapters 1 through 3 set out the review of the literature and conceptual framework for the study. The introduction to Part 2 serves as a methods section. Chapter 4 outlines the findings of the study. Chapter 5 outlines the study’s implications, and Chapter 6 provides a conclusion and summary. Conceptual Framework The conceptual framework includes a nice discussion of current... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 107 Number 7, 2005, p. 1494-1497
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 11783, Date Accessed: 12/18/2017 7:59:37 AM

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  • Terence Beck
    University of Puget Sound
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    TERENCE A. BECK is Associate Professor at the University of Puget Sound. He teaches courses in educational sociology, multicultural education, and curriculum and instruction. His research interests include classroom discourse (particularly regarding deliberative discussion), democratic citizenship education, and the impact of practitioner research on individual teachers, practitioner research groups, and the schools in which they work.
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