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Civic Engagement and value of college education

Posted on Monday June 10th 2013

Civic engagement and value of a college education with liberal arts courses in increasingly important to employers.  A case for liberal arts degrees and courses suggests both may increase civic engagement after graduation. Additionally, employers want broadly educated college graduates a new survey reveals.   Using digital media in all courses with a focus on popular culture, justice and equity may enable students to see the relevance of everyday experiences in courses as well as promote civic engagement.  The Pew research center also reported how digital media suggests  electronic ways in which citizens engage in politics and community.   Political activity is growing online but “slacktivism”  remains a challenge.  Still the completion of at least  some college courses provides citizens with speaking and writing abilities, making them more likely to speaking public and contact legislators.




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