Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College: Theory and Practice

  • Emily Schnee
  • Alison Better
  • Martha Clark Cummings

Part of the Education, Equity, Economy book series (EEEC, volume 3)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xx
  2. Emily Schnee, Alison Better, Martha Clark Cummings
    Pages 1-7
  3. Social Structures and Student Agency

  4. Civic Engagement Within the Disciplines

  5. College as Community

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 265-268

About this book


This book will help post-secondary educators to discover the joys and challenges of implementing theoretically grounded civic engagement projects on their campuses. The essays on civic engagement and public scholarship are written by an interdisciplinary group of community college faculty who have designed and implemented civic engagement projects in their classrooms. The projects they describe stand at the intersection of research, theory and pedagogy. They challenge dominant constructions of civic engagement as students bring their community, culture and history into the classroom. The authors consider the particular complexities and constraints of doing civically engaged teaching and scholarship at the community college level and situate their projects within current theoretical debates about civic engagement, public scholarship, and public higher education. 


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Editors and affiliations

  • Emily Schnee
    • 1
  • Alison Better
    • 2
  • Martha Clark Cummings
    • 3
  1. 1.English Department, City University of NKingsborough Community College English Department, City University of NBrooklynUSA
  2. 2.Dept. of Behavioral Sci. and Human ServiKingsborough Community College Dept. of Behavioral Sci. and Human ServiBrooklynUSA
  3. 3.English Department, City Uni. of NYKingsborough Community College English Department, City Uni. of NYBrooklynUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-22944-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-22945-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2364-835X
  • Series Online ISSN 2364-8368
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