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Student‐community engagement and the changing role and context of higher education

Juliet Millican (University of Brighton, Brighton, UK)
Tom Bourner (University of Brighton, Brighton, UK)

Education + Training

ISSN: 0040-0912

Article publication date: 15 March 2011

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this Editorial is to introduce key themes in the area of student‐community engagement (SCE) and the papers included in this special issue.

Design/methodology/approach

The paper discusses dominant trends in the current context.

Findings

The selection of papers in this issue represent the range of programmes that have been developed over the past five or so years and indicate what they have, and have not been able to achieve. However, the recent context indicates an acceleration of the expectations placed on higher education to develop socially responsible citizens and to create graduates who will be able to solve the complex problems of an increasingly complex world.

Originality/value

The paper provides a background to SCE and the changing role and context of higher education.

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Citation

Millican, J. and Bourner, T. (2011), "Student‐community engagement and the changing role and context of higher education", Education + Training, Vol. 53 No. 2/3, pp. 89-99. https://doi.org/10.1108/00400911111115645

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Emerald Group Publishing Limited

Copyright © 2011, Emerald Group Publishing Limited

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