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Educating Business Professionals by Susan D. Gotsch, Lana S. Nino

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Chapter 8

Civic Engagement

A Path for Social Agency

Education for democratic citizenship involves human capacities relating to judgment, to choice, and above all, to action. To be literate as a citizen requires more than knowledge and information; it includes the exercise of personal responsibility, active participation, and personal commitment to a set of values.

—Richard L. Morrill1

Keywords

Business education, higher education, civic engagement initiatives, benefits of civic engagement, leadership practicum, service-learning, self-concept, social agency

Introduction

Scholars from many fields have called on higher education to strengthen and act upon commitments to prepare graduates for responsible citizenship. In the past few decades, higher ...

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