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essay illustrates how architecture is “a curiously conflicted profession,” combining elements of the artist, ... The eleventh chapter continues the theme of the arts and civic life, describing how music figures into the civic behavior ...

Author: Gary J. Schmitt

Publisher: Lexington Books

ISBN: 9781498536219

Category: Political Science

Page: 242

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This book calls for a renewed examination of the professions as public or semi-public institutions with significant influence on civic culture. It offers a treatment of twelve different professions, showing how each traditionally understood itself, how it functioned within society, and how it understands itself today.
2016-06-10 By Gary J. Schmitt

two domains whose civic activity requires—in very different ways—plenty of sweat. ... To the extent that Skocpol deals with it, she sees it as a negative factor—the more that professionals take on the ... is a danger to civic life.

Author: Paul Lichterman

Publisher: Stanford University Press

ISBN: 9780804757959

Category: Social Science

Page: 164

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Presents lively, research-based essays by premier social scientists on the positive and negative roles of religious groups in American public life.
2009-01-01 By Paul Lichterman

The appeal of a career in public services has to be sophisticated and focused, given the different goals and attitudes of young people now entering the workforce. Establishing an effective government recruitment and retention program ...

Author: S. Sanford

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9780230603127

Category: Political Science

Page: 216

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Defying the general belief that American citizenship is in decline, Sanford claims that Generation X is actually taking positions of civic leadership and authority as Baby Boomers retire. By exploring traditional instruments of social capital, civic culture and political science, she attempts to make us understand this maligned generation better.
2007-02-05 By S. Sanford

13 We provide evidence that expressions of connection to community and civic life began in the 1920s to decline markedly among leaders of the major professions . In this respect , we agree with those who see the 1920s and 1930s as a key ...

Author: Theda Skocpol

Publisher: Brookings Institution Press

ISBN: 0815798938

Category: Political Science

Page: 420

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American democracy is in many ways more vital than ever before. Advocacy groups proliferate and formerly marginalized groups enjoy new opportunities. But worrisome trends exist. Millions of Americans are drawing back from involvements with community affairs and politics. Voters stay home; public officials grapple with distrust or indifference; and people are less likely to cooperate on behalf of shared goals. Observers across the spectrum of opinion agree that it is vital to determine what is happening and why—so that Americans can take well-informed, effective steps to revitalize our national community. The book opens with an eagle-eye look at the roots of America's special patterns of civic engagement, examining the ways social groups and government and electoral politics have influenced each other. Other chapters examine the impact of advocacy groups and socioeconomic inequalities on democratic processes and probe the influence of long-term social and cultural changes on voluntary associations and civic participation. The book concludes by asking why social liberation has been accompanied by new inequalities and the erosion of many important forms of citizen leverage and participation. Coming together from several disciplines, contributors include Jeffrey M. Berry, Henry E. Brady, John Brehm, Steven Brint, Elisabeth S. Clemens, Peter Dobkin Hall, Wendy M. Rahn, Kay Lehman Schlozman, Sidney Verba, and Robert Wuthnow. Copublished with the Russell Sage Foundation
2004-05-13 By Theda Skocpol

Life in modern society seems inconceivable without professions. On an individual level we have come to rely on professionals to correct our teeth, prescribe drugs, give us a bypass, care for us when we are old or sick, ...

Author: Carolin Kreber

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781317196563

Category: Education

Page: 182

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Imagined at their best, how might professions contribute most effectively to their local and global communities, and how could higher education support graduates/future professionals in making this contribution? The answer proposed in this book is to educate students for ‘civic-mindedness’, an overarching professional capability grounded in certain dispositions and qualities, ideals, types of knowledge and political emotions. ‘Civic-mindedness’, and its internal counterpart, the practitioner’s self-cultivation, give rise to an engagement with professional practice that is authentic, civic and democratic. The tension between responsiveness or regard for others and regard for self is overcome by recognising that authentic professional identities are constructed through practices around shared purposes and ideals. Drawing on a wide range of theorists including Dewey, Arendt, and Nussbaum, professions are envisaged to play a vital role. Primarily professions support society’s well-being by ensuring access to public goods, such as local and global justice, access to information, health, education, safety, housing, the beauty and sustaining power of the ecological environment, among others. Yet professions also protect the fundamental good of citizen participation in free deliberation and decision-making on issues affecting their lives. The book concludes with a vision of higher education that is transformative of graduates/professionals, pedagogies, professional practices and communities. Issues of increasing social awareness are a key concern for anyone involved in teaching professionals and this book, which builds best practice around a sound theoretical and philosophical framework, will prove both thought-provoking and practical in application.
2016-06-17 By Carolin Kreber

Despite efforts to sustain civic and maternal virtues in the professions , however , medicine and most other fields ... to give individual occupational achievement moral meaning through responsible participation in a civic life .

Author: Elizabeth N. Agnew

Publisher: University of Illinois Press

ISBN: 0252028759

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 288

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Mary E. Richmond (1861-1928) was a contemporary of Jane Addams and an influential leader in the American charity organization movement. In this biography--the first in-depth study of Richmond's life and work--Elizabeth N. Agnew examines the contributions of this important, if hitherto under-valued, woman to the field of charity and to its development into professional social work. Orphaned at a young age and largely self-educated, Richmond initially entered charity work as a means of self-support, but came to play a vital role in transforming philanthropy--previously seen as a voluntary expression of individual altruism--into a valid, organized profession. Her career took her from charity organization leadership in Baltimore and Philadelphia to an executive position with the prestigious Russell Sage Foundation in New York City. Richmond's progressive civic philosophy of social work was largely informed by the social gospel movement. She strove to find practical applications of the teachings of Christianity in response to the social problems that accompanied rapid industrialization, urbanization, and poverty. At the same time, her tireless efforts and personal example as a woman created an appealing, if ambiguous, path for other professional women. A century later her legacy continues to echo in social work and welfare reform.

... a comment on “ultimate values” in relation to liberal arts and civic life deserves at least a “postscript. ... “pre-professional” departments were eager to point to conscious instruction in the ethics of the profession as a standard ...

Author: Paul Edward Gottfried

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781351310307

Category: Political Science

Page: 97

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This volume in Religion and Public Life, a series on religion and public affairs, provides a wide-ranging forum for differing views on religious and ethical considerations. The contributions address the decline of social capital-those patterns of behavior which are conducive to self-governance and the spirit of self-reliance-and its relation to the demise of the civic-humanist tradition in American education. The unifying theme, is that classical studies do not merely result in individual mastery over a particular technique or body of knowledge, but also link the individual to the polity and even to the whole of the cosmic order. At the same time, American republicanism, in its exaltation of the common man from the Jeffersonian agrarian soldier to the apotheosis of Lincoln tempers the classical ideal into something less exalted, if more democratic. The effects on the contemporary state of the liberal arts curriculum are demonstrated in articles critical of the market-model university. Two essays explore the historical and philosophical significance of the discipline of rhetoric, that has suffered under the hegemony of rationalistic philosophy. A concluding contribution, invokes Giambattista Vico as an eloquent defender of the humanities. Humanities and Civic Life includes: "Rome, Florence, and Philadelphia: Using the History of the Humanities to Renew Our Civic Life" by Robert E. Proctor; "The Dark Fields of the Republic: The Persistence of Republican Thought in American History" by David Brown; "Unleashing the Humanities" by Robert Weisbuch; "Liberal Arts: Listening to Faculty" by Dennis O'Brien; "Historical Consciousness in Antiquity" by Paul Gottfried; "Taking the Measure of Relativism and the Civic Virtue of Rhetoric" by Gabriel R. Ricci; "The River: A Vichian Dialogue on Humanistic Education" by Randall E. Auxier.
2018-01-16 By Paul Edward Gottfried

terary , but among the professional , mechanical , and manufacturing classes of society , exert a most powerful and deleterious effect on the digestive organs , by drawing the vital energy and circulation to the brain and nervous system ...

Author: James Johnson

Publisher:

ISBN: PRNC:32101019063195

Category: Hygiene

Page: 110

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1820 By James Johnson

What opportunities are there for architects to participate actively in the civic life of the country? What are the dangers? How might we begin to fully engage the profession in the civic life of America?

Author: Joseph A. Demkin

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470009574

Category: Architecture

Page: 1027

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"This updated resource covers all aspects of architectural practice, featuring: new material of sustainable design, managing multiple offices, lifelong learning, mentoring, and team building; revised content on programming, project management, construction contract administration, risk management, and ethics; and coverage of small firm considerations as well as emerging issues such as integrated practice and integrated project delivery."--Jacket.
2008-03-24 By Joseph A. Demkin

CDS has produced 10 online professional development modules for K–12 teachers on the knowledge, skills and resources needed to ... Civic Life offers live online professional development workshops for teachers as 274 TEACHING RESOURCES.

Author: Charles S. White

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781641133401

Category: Political Science

Page: 315

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Around the globe, democracy is under assault. For a dozen years, global freedom has followed a downward slope, according to Freedom House. Once viewed as the world’s model of freedom, the United States has slipped in world ratings of democracy. For a rising portion of the world’s population, faith in democracy is flagging. At the same time, a wave of nationalism and xenophobia is rising in the West, questioning democracy’s ability to meet the needs of its citizens. The contributors to this volume examine democracy’s discontent from a variety of perspectives. What forces have produced the extreme partisanship and polarization roiling America’s civic life and politics? How has today’s populist movement challenged democratic norms and institutions? What role has social media played in democracy’s discontent and its defense? How do we overcome persistent racism in the face of emboldened White supremacist and anti-immigrant agitation? Across the pages of this book, teachers, teacher educators, and education policy makers will recognize a common theme in responding to democracy’s discontent – the need to rebuild the nation’s civic infrastructure. Research on best practices in civic learning and engagement serve as a guide to transforming how we prepare citizens for democratic deliberation and civic action. Creative and effective teaching materials and approaches await only the will to invest the needed time and support. Repairing our civic infrastructure will help to restore confidence in our civic capabilities and trust in our ability to work together for the public good. Without a serious recommitment to the civic mission of schools, the nation will be ill prepared to defend against those within and beyond our borders who are intent on undermining democracy.
2018-09-01 By Charles S. White