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Linking Theory and Practice on Politics Work Placement Modules

Mycock, Andrew (2010) Linking Theory and Practice on Politics Work Placement Modules. In: The Scholarship of Engagement for Politics: Placement Learning, Citizenship. Monograph No 12 (12). Sociology, Anthropology, Politics (C-SAP), The Higher Education Academy, Birmingham, UK, pp. 177-201. ISBN 1 902191 42 0

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    Abstract

    The renewed interest in the importance of active citizenship and
    volunteering in higher education is reflective of concerns about democratic
    participation, declining social capital and community cohesion (Power
    Inquiry 2006; Sloam 2007). Citizenship education (particularly in
    secondary schools) has been viewed by some as a panacea for declining
    levels of political participation, social delinquency and the dilution of a
    common civic identity (see Blunkett 2001: 41–2). The topicality of
    embedding citizenship across universities and their course curricula is also
    tied to a range of pedagogic and functional issues, most notably teaching
    quality assurance, student personal development, community participation
    and employability.

    Item Type: Book Chapter
    Subjects: J Political Science > JA Political science (General)
    Schools: School of Human and Health Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Centre for Research in the Social Sciences
    School of Human and Health Sciences > Academy for British and Irish Studies
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    Depositing User: Sara Taylor
    Date Deposited: 21 Apr 2011 17:03
    Last Modified: 21 Apr 2011 17:03
    URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/10212

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