What role can the university play in the broader community or
society in which it is embedded? Must it remain segregated in the
halls of science and knowledge, which tower above the community?
This book examines the growing number of questions and concerns
around university-community relations by exploring widely accepted
theories and practices and placing them under new light. From a
shared point of agreement that the university is an institution
which should move beyond the production of higher knowledge for
power elites, the contributors provide critical reflections and
reports on efforts to bring about change in the canonic discourse
or power-biased attitudes in universities throughout the Northern
Hemisphere and Australia. The central message is that the
strengthening of direct relations between universities and
communities is vital to the construction of social capital and to
the opening of universities to society. These are processes to be
advanced on both local and international levels, as they involve
democratizing rather than corporatizing, extending the reach of our
educational process, sharing knowledge, resources, and expertise
and reinforcing community decision-making and problem-solving
capacity. How these processes of change develop and unfold within a
number of universities in a wide range of countries is the story
told in this book. This book will appeal to a wide readership, from
students and community activists looking to make education
meaningful and cooperative, to educational policy makers, members
of the professoriate, and academic administrators, seeking to
sustain withering institutions and provide vision for new program
developments. Contributors include: M.A. Almiron, N. Bibu, J.
Blanco Lopez, R. Buber, D. Campbell, M.J. Casa-Nova, G. Csepeli, A.
de Pree, A. Feinsod, G. Franger, N. Georgeou, B. Haas, Z. Haberman,
G. Hegyesi, S. Herran, E. Ivanova, A. Koever, M. Lisetchi, R.A.
Lohmann, S. Mackerle-Bixa, M. Meyer, J.P. Murray, D. Pendleton, D.
Perry, P. Rameder, M. Rawsthorne, B. Sporn, K. Talyigas, C. Winkle
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