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More Than a Major
Business executives care more about their new hires' thinking, communication and problem-solving skills than they do about their undergraduate majors, according to a survey being released today by the Association of American Colleges and Universities. The association first conducted the survey in 2006, and has done so periodically since then.
The report, entitled "It Takes More Than a Major: Employer Priorities for College Learning and Student Success," features the percentage of business executives responding positively to a number of statements, and the results suggest that these employers are not just looking for STEM majors -- or for any one kind of major.
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(CREDIT: INSIDE HIGHER ED Posted April 10, 2013)
Civic Learning through Action: The Case of Generation Citizen
A debate in civic education is about the role of action whether to involve students in politics or civic activities in addition to simply asking them to discuss or study politics and civic society. Community civics often involved a strong element of action outside of school. Action Civics is a broad term used to describe curricula and programs that go beyond traditional civics programs by combining learning and practice. Action Civics prepare young people for their roles as citizens and leaders by allowing them a chance to participate in authentic democratic activities, from the elections to advocacy.