Higher Education and Democracy: Essays on Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

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"[This] book is a significant addition to the field of service-learning and civic engagement in higher education and should become a standard resource. The authors are arguably the two most significant thought leaders in service-learning and civic engagement today, and the breadth and depth of their assembled essays—on issues of definition and rationale, models, on-the-ground implementation, institutional change, future directions—are remarkable. Higher Education and Democracy does an admirable job of illustrating the evolution and complexity of the authors' thinking regarding the most significant issues facing the field."
—Patti H. Clayton, Consultant (PHC Ventures) and Senior Scholar with the Center for Service and Learning at Indiana University-Purdue University Indianapolis
Library Journal
Saltmarsh (director, New England Resource Ctr. for Higher Education, Univ. of Massachusetts, Boston) and Zlotkowski (English, Bentley Coll.) have assembled a collection of essays written over the past ten years about service learning and civic engagement in higher education. Service learning, or putting what one is learning in the classroom to work helping others, is an increasingly popular way for universities and colleges to give students a truly valuable opportunity. The book is divided into general sections that progress logically for implementing service learning: general need, antecedents, pedagogy, service learning in the first-year curriculum, considering disciplines, and engaged departments and campus. Concluding essays examine the development of service learning over the last ten years. Saltmarsh and Zlotkowski's concept is similar to that of William Ayers and others in Teaching Toward Democracy but more in-depth, philosophical, and theoretical. Also, Ayers focuses on a variety of teaching techniques in K-12 contexts, while Saltmarsh and Zlotkowski treat higher education. VERDICT With an extremely academic tone, this is a valuable resource for professors and administrators in higher education using or supporting service learning.—Mark Bay, Univ. of the Cumberlands Lib., Williamsburg, KY
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781439900376
  • Publisher: Temple University Press
  • Publication date: 1/28/2011
  • Pages: 360
  • Sales rank: 1,120,565
  • Product dimensions: 6.30 (w) x 9.10 (h) x 1.40 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. John Saltmarsh is the Director of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education (NERCHE) at the University of Massachusetts, Boston as well as a faculty member in the Higher Education Administration Doctoral Program in the Department of Leadership in Education in the Graduate College of Education.

Edward Zlotkowski is a Professor of English at Bentley College. He writes and speaks extensively on a wide range of service-learning and civic engagement-related topics, and served as general editor of the American Association for Higher Education's 21-volume series on service-learning in the academic disciplines.

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Table of Contents

Acknowledgments xi

Introduction Putting into Practice the Civic Purposes of Higher Education John Saltmarsh Edward Zlotkowski 1

Section I General Need

Introduction R. Eugene Rice 9

1 Social Crises and the Faculty Response Edward Zlotkowski 13

2 The Civic Promise of Service-Learning John Saltmarsh 28

Section II Antecedents

Introduction Keith Morton 35

3 Education for Critical Citizenship: John Dewey's Contribution to the Pedagogy of Community Service-Learning John Saltmarsh 41

4 Addams, Dewey, and Day: The Emergence of Community Service in American Culture John Saltmarsh Keith Morton 55

Section III Service-Learning Pedagogy

Introduction Donna Killian Duffy 75

5 Does Service-Learning Have a Future? Edward Zlotkowski 79

6 Pedagogy and Engagement Edward Zlotkowski 95

7 Academic and Civic Engagement Edward Zlotkowski 120

Section IV Service-Learning in the Curriculum: The First Year

Introduction John N. Gardner 131

8 Service-Learning and the First-Year Student Edward Zlotkowski 137

9 Service-Learning and the Introductory Course: Lessons from across the Disciplines Edward Zlotkowski 154

10 Getting Serious about Service: Civic Engagement and the First-Year Experience Edward Zlotkowski 169

Section V Service-Learning in the Curriculum: The Disciplines

Introduction KerryAnn O'Meara 183

11 Mapping New Terrain: The American Association for Higher Education's Series on Service-Learning in the Academic Disciplines Edward Zlotkowski 187

12 The Disciplines and the Public Good Edward Zlotkowski 201

13 Opportunity for All: Linking Service-Learning and Business Education Edward Zlotkowski 218

14 Emerson's Prophecy John Saltmarsh 238

Section VI Engaged Departments

Introduction Kevin Kecskes 251

15 The Engaged Department in the Context of Academic Change Edward Zlotkowski John Saltmarsh 257

16 Characteristics of an Engaged Department: Design and Assessment John Saltmarsh Sherril Gelmon 266

Section VII The Engaged Campus

Introduction Barbara A. Holland 281

17 Indicators of Engagement John Saltmarsh Edward Zlotkowski Elizabeth L. Hollander 285

18 Minority-Serving Institutions as Models Edward Zlotkowski 303

19 Community Colleges as Models Edward Zlotkowski Donna Killian Duffy Robert Franco 311

20 A New University with a Soul John Saltmarsh 318

Section VIII Over a Decade Later

Introduction Ira Harkavy 323

21 Students as Colleagues: Enlarging the Circle of Service-Learning Leadership Edward Zlotkowski Nicholas Longo James Williams 329

22 Engagement and Epistemology John Saltmarsh 342

Conclusion Looking Back, Looking Ahead: A Dialogue John Saltmarsh Edward Zlotkowski 354

References 367

Contributors 389

Index 391

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