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Elaine Ward

About

Elaine Ward is an Assistant Professor of Higher Education in the School of Education and Social Policy at Merrimack College. Through her work, Elaine aims to support the development of the next generation of community-engaged scholars. Elaine has written on community engaged scholarly identity development and on change in higher education related to the Carnegie Elective Classification for Community Engagement. Elaine is coordinator for the Lynton Award for the Scholarship of Engagement for Early Career Faculty and is a NERCHE Visiting Scholar. Elaine serves on the Board for the International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagement and as a Senior Research Associate for the Center for Engaged Democracy.

Author's Books

 
Publicly Engaged Scholars
Next-Generation Engagement and the Future of Higher Education

The concern that the democratic purposes of higher education -- and its conception as a public good -- are being undermined, with the growing realization that existing structures are unsuited to addressing today's complex societal problems, and that our institutions are failing an increasingly diverse population, all give rise to questioning the current model of the university.

This book presents the voices of a new generation of scholars, educators, and practitioners who are committed to civic renewal and the public purposes of higher education. They question existing policies, structures, and practices, and put forward new forms of engagement that can help to shape and transform higher education to align it with societal needs.

The scholars featured in this book make the case for public scholarship and argue that, in order to strengthen the democratic purposes of higher education for a viable future that is relevant to the needs of a changing society, we must recognize and support new models of teaching and research, and the need for fundamental changes in the core practices, policies, and cultures of the academy.

These scholars act on their values through collaboration, inclusiveness, participation, task sharing, and reciprocity in public problem solving. Central to their approach is an authentic respect for the expertise and experience that all stakeholders contribute to education, knowledge generation, and community building.

This book offers a vision of the university as a part of an ecosystem of knowledge production, addressing public problems with the purpose of advancing a more inclusive, deliberative democracy; and explores the new paradigm for teaching, learning, and knowledge creation necessary to make it a reality.


Paperback: 9781620362648 / $35.00
Hardback: 9781620362631 / $125.00
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These editions, priced at par with simultaneous hardcover editions of our titles, are not available direct from Stylus, but only from the following aggregators:

  • Ebook Library, a service of Ebooks Corporation Ltd. of Australia
  • ebrary, based in Palo Alto, a subsidiary of ProQuest
  • EBSCO / netLibrary, Alabama

as well as through the following wholesalers: The Yankee Book Peddler subsidiary of Baker & Taylor, Inc.

: 9781620362655 / $125.00
E-Book: 9781620362662 / $27.99