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From Command to Community

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From Command to Community by Longo, Nicholas V.; Gibson, Cynthia M., 9781584659709
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  • ISBN: 9781584659709 | 158465970X
  • Cover: Paperback
  • Copyright: 4/12/2011
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During the past decade students have shown increasing interest in volunteering, community service, and community-based civic renewal projects, prompting many colleges and universities to create new programs that provide these kinds of opportunities. Some require participation in these programs for graduation; others incorporate civic engagement activities into core courses. Although civic engagement is becoming better integrated into higher education, it is not yet generally seen as a way to develop and redefine youth leadership. The essays in this volume address the idea of leadership education through civic engagement. They delineate a new approach to leadership education that reflects important cultural trends driven by technology, globalization, and demographic shifts; look at some of the best leadership education programs nationwide; and offer "next steps" on how to transform higher education more broadly.

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