service learning and the liberal arts how and why it works

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Service Learning And The Liberal Arts

Author : Craig A. Rimmerman
ISBN : 9780739121221
Genre : Education
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The book evaluates service-learning within the context of a liberal arts education from a variety of disciplines. Contributors have written chapters that have practical appeal to other teachers and students interested in developing their own service-learning courses and connecting those courses to broader issues of citizenship and democracy.

The Evolution Of Liberal Arts In The Global Age

Author : Peter Marber
ISBN : 9781317291343
Genre : Education
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Advanced and developing countries across the globe are embracing the liberal arts approach in higher education to foster more innovative human capital to compete in the global economy. Even as interest in the tradition expands outside the United States, can the democratic philosophy underlying the liberal arts tradition be sustained? Can developing countries operating under heavy authoritarian systems cultivate schools predicated on open discussion and debate? Can entrenched specialist systems in Europe and Asia successfully adopt the multidisciplinary liberal arts model? These are some of the questions put to leading scholars and senior higher education practitioners within this edited collection. Beginning with historical context, international contributors explore the contours of liberal arts education amid public calls for change in the United States, the growing global interest in the approach outside the United States, as well as the potential of liberal arts philosophy in a global knowledge economy.

Service Learning In The Computer And Information Sciences

Author : Brian A. Nejmeh
ISBN : 9781118319123
Genre : Computers
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Offering a truly global perspective, this book serves as a road map for service-learning partnerships between information science and nonprofit organizations. It introduces for the first time an essential framework for service learning in CIS, addressing both the challenges and opportunities of this approach for all stakeholders involved: faculty, students, and community nonprofit organizations (NPOs), both domestic and abroad. This volume outlines numerous examples of successful programs from around the world, presenting practical working models for implementing joint projects between NPOs and academia.

Social Work And Service Learning

Author : Meryl Nadel
ISBN : 9781461642855
Genre : Social Science
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This book includes conceptual chapters that define social work service learning in contrast to fieldwork, examine its place in the curriculum, and explore how and when to implement service learning into course curricula. A second section features models for service-learning courses, such as service learning in a LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) context, as well as in a program for students in a camp for HIV-affected families.

Research On Service Learning

Author : Patti H. Clayton
ISBN : 9781579228866
Genre : Education
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The purpose of this work is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice. This volume, 2B, opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then addresses community development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships. This work constitutes a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research. Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessment will be of interest to both new and veteran service learning instructors seeking to enhance their practice by integrating what has been learned in terms of teaching, assessment, and research. Staff and faculty who are responsible for promoting and supporting service learning at higher education institutions, evaluating community service programs, and working with faculty to develop research on service learning, will also find this volume helpful. For scholars and graduate students reviewing and conducting research related to service learning, this book is a comprehensive resource, and a knowledge base about the processes and outcomes of innovative pedagogies, such as service learning, that will enable them to locate their own work in an expanding and deepening arena of inquiry. Volume 2A, sold separately, also opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then continues with research related to students, comprising chapters that focus on cognitive processes, academic learning, civic learning, personal development, and intercultural competence. The concluding faculty section presents chapters on faculty development, faculty motivation, and faculty learning.

Putting The Invisible Hand To Work

Author : KimMarie McGoldrick
ISBN : 047206780X
Genre : Business & Economics
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A guide to introducing service learning in the economics classroom

Service Learning Essentials

Author : Barbara Jacoby
ISBN : 9781118944011
Genre : Education
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Service-Learning Essentials is the resource youneed to help you develop high-quality service-learning experiencesfor college students. Written by one of the field's leading expertsand sponsored by Campus Compact, the book is the definitive work onthis high-impact educational practice. Service-learning has beenidentified by the Association of American Colleges and Universitiesas having been widely tested and shown to be beneficial to collegestudents from a wide variety of backgrounds. Organized in an accessible question-and-answer format, the bookresponds clearly and completely to the most common questions andconcerns about service-learning. Each chapter addresses issuesrelated to individual practice as well as to the collective work ofstarting and developing a service-learning center or program, withexamples drawn from a variety of disciplines, situations, andinstitutional types. The questions range from basic to advanced andthe answers cover both the fundamentals and complexities ofservice-learning. Topics include: Determining what service-learning opportunities institutionsshould offer How to engage students in critical reflection in academiccourses and in cocurricular experiences Best practices for developing and sustaining mutuallybeneficial campus-community partnerships Integrating service-learning into the curriculum in alldisciplines and at all levels, as well as various areas of studentlife outside the classroom Assessing service-learning programs and outcomes The dilemmas of service-learning in the context of power andprivilege The future of service-learning in online and rapidlyglobalizing environments Service-learning has virtually limitless potential to enablecolleges and universities to meet their goals for student learningwhile making unique contributions to addressing unmet local,national, and global needs. However, in order to realize thesebenefits, service-learning must be thoughtfully designed andcarefully implemented. This easy-to-use volume contains everythingfaculty, leaders, and staff members need to know aboutservice-learning to enhance communities, improve higher educationinstitutions, and educate the next generation of citizens,scholars, and leaders.

Building Partnerships For Service Learning

Author : Barbara Jacoby and Associates
ISBN : 0787971227
Genre : Education
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It is clear that service-learning has the potential to yieldtremendous benefits to students, communities, and institutions ofhigher education. Increased student learning has been welldocumented. As communities gain new energy to meet their needs andgreater capacity to capitalize on their assets, service-learningenables higher education to fulfill its civic responsibility. Whenservice-learning lives up to its potential to lead colleges anduniversities to transform themselves into fully engaged citizens oftheir communities and the world, its ability to bring aboutpositive social change is limitless. To be successful, service-learning must be grounded in a widerange of solid, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. BuildingPartnerships for Service-Learning assembles leading voices inthe field to bring their expertise to bear on this crucial topic.Faculty, administrators, student leaders, and community andcorporate leaders will find this volume filled with vitalinformation, exemplary models, and practical tools needed to makeservice-learning succeed. Comprehensive in scope, Building Partnerships forService-Learning includes: Fundamentals and frameworks for developing sustainablepartnerships Assessment as a partnership-building process The complex dynamics of collaboration between academic affairsand student affairs Partnering with students to enhance service-learning How to create campuswide infrastructure forservice-learning Profiles and case studies of outstanding partnerships withneighborhoods, community agencies, and K-12 schools Partnerships for collaborative action research Exploring the challenges and benefits of corporate andinternational partnerships The dynamic relationship of service-learning and the civicrenewal of higher education Building Partnerships for Service-Learning is theessential guide to taking service-learning and partnerships to thenext level.

Democratic Dilemmas Of Teaching Service Learning

Author : Christine M. Cress
ISBN : 1579226000
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A college student wants to lead a campaign to ban a young adult novel from his child’s elementary school as his service-learning project in a children’s literature course. Believing the book is offensive to religious sensibilities, he sees his campaign as a service to children and the community. Viewing such a ban as limiting freedom of speech and access to information, the student’s professor questions whether leading a ban qualifies as a service project. If the goal of service is to promote more vital democratic communities, what should the student do? What should the professor do? How do they untangle competing democratic values? How do they make a decision about action? This book addresses the teaching dilemmas, such as the above, that instructors and students encounter in service-learning courses. Recognizing that teaching, in general, and service-learning, in particular, are inherently political, this book faces up to the resulting predicaments that inevitably arise in the classroom. By framing them as a vital and productive part of the process of teaching and learning for political engagement, this book offers the reader new ways to think about and address seemingly intractable ideological issues. Faculty encounter many challenges when teaching service learning courses. These may arise from students’ resistance to the idea of serving; their lack of responsibility, wasting clients’ and community agencies’ time and money; the misalignment of community partner expectations with academic goals; or faculty uncertainty about when to guide students’ experiences and when direct intervention is necessary. In over twenty chapters of case studies, faculty scholars from disciplines as varied as computer science, engineering, English, history, and sociology take readers on their and their students’ intellectual journeys, sharing their messy, unpredictable and often inspiring accounts of democratic tensions and trials inherent in teaching service-learning. Using real incidents – and describing the resources and classroom activities they employ – they explore the democratic intersections of various political beliefs along with race/ethnicity, class, gender, ability, sexual orientation, and other lived differences and likenesses that students and faculty experience in their service-learning classroom and extended community. They share their struggles of how to communicate and interact across the divide of viewpoints and experiences within an egalitarian and inclusive environment all the while managing interpersonal tensions and conflicts among diverse people in complex, value-laden situations. The experienced contributors to this book offer pedagogical strategies for constructing service-learning courses, and non-prescriptive approaches to dilemmas for which there can be no definitive solutions.

Institutionalizing Community Engagement In Higher Education The First Wave Of Carnegie Classified Institutions

Author : Lorilee R, Sandmann
ISBN : 9781118216781
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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions as classified by the CarnegieFoundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analysescollectively serve as a statement about the current status ofhigher education community engagement in the United States.Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement isimportant, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktakingabout the nature and extent of the institutionalization ofengagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie CommunityEngagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading,student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding arediscussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave ofcommunity-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledgesbest practices of these exemplary institutions, and offersrecommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher educationquarterly report series New Directions for HigherEducation. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans,and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds ofcampuses, New Directions for Higher Educationprovides timely information and authoritative advice about majorissues and administrative problems confronting everyinstitution.

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