Both Lorraine McIlrath and Ann Lyons from the CKI along with Professor Ronaldo Munck from Dublin City University (DCU) recently edited a new Palgrave Macmillan publication entitled Higher Education and Civic Engagement: Comparative Perspectives that was published in July 2012. The book was launched by Tom Boland, Chief Executive of the Higher Education Authority (HEA) in Ireland, provides an original and challenging contribution to contemporary debates on the civic purpose of higher education, exploring diverse manifestations of civic engagement through teaching and learning, research and volunteering, in a range of international contexts.
The chapters offer critical contemporary perspectives from a robust comparative perspective on the role of higher education institutions in terms of civic engagement. Perspectives from the United States, Argentina, Australia, Ireland, Spain, Lebanon and the United Kingdom feature in the book. The contributors to the book are also a diverse group and include academics, university leaders, administrators, community activists and a poet! The book will represent an important text for leaders of higher education, academics, administrators, members of community, researchers and professional practitioners.
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