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Jumping into Civic Life — Stories from Extension Professionals

This book is an interesting exploration of the role of community development educators and professionals in civic life.

Offering a counterpoint to "typical" professional practice—which either eschews the complications of civic engagement or enters the public sphere through the doorway of credentials and expertise— Through eight detailed stories of professionals who have walked through the civic engagement door, this book helps to open our imagination to the possibilities for professionals to make constructive contributions to community and civic life. These stories illustrate what it means and takes to be a “citizen professional” who respects and supports the capacities, intelligence, expertise, and agency of others.

Great food for thought for environmental educators working in community settings.