Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change

Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change

by Susan Benigni Cipolle
     
 

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This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. Cipolle describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools.See more details below

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This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. Cipolle describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools.

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Ira Shor
This wonderfully readable and very useful book is a gift to educators interested in social justice, service learning, and critical pedagogy. Drawing on many years of classroom practice and on the long-term development of students, Sue Cipolle offers a well-researched and well-written text that asks, Can service-learning develop critical consciousness and orient students towards social change? Happily, the answer is 'yes' and this book shows us why and how. In these pages, Sue Cipolle illuminates a social justice practice for education where critical pedagogy and Catholic social teachings intersect. New teachers will be especially helped and inspired by the many possibilities she unveils.
Stephen Brookfield
Service learning can be a salve to individual conscience or an opening for collective action. In this provocative and practical text Sue Cipolle explores how service learning can be practiced as a form of critical pedagogy and its role in developing a counter-hegemonic, critical consciousness. It is a must read for teachers and administrators at all stages of education striving to connect service learning to the wider struggle for social justice.
Jill Jacobs
I'm a rabbi based in New York who works on integrating Judaism with social justice and service. This book is one of the clearest and most thoughtful articulations of how to do good service/social justice that I have ever read. Sue Cipolle offers an inspiring picture of how to weave service learning and justice work together with religious teachings, and to use these practices to transform a school community.
Carolyn R. O'Grady
This book provides teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators practical guidelines for creating service learning programs in which students grapple with concrete issues of equity and justice.
Cipolle provides a readable theoretical exploration of critical consciousness and its relationship to service learning. In describing concrete examples of how her students engaged directly with issues of justice, she provides us with an inspiring reminder that students crave the opportunity to realize their potential to improve their world.
Cipolle's research provides readers with a provocative analysis of how we can more effectively move our students from a charity orientation to one that embraces the ambiguity inherent in service learning for social justice. Her theoretical analysis, combined with concrete examples and suggestions, will engage anyone interested in the field of education.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning
Susan Cipolle, in her new book, Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change, is asking educators to embrace the social justice orientation that drives many to service-learning pedagogy in the first place. She advocates for and presents a social justice model of service-learning based on her experiences weaving multicultural education, Catholic social teachings, service learning, and critical pedagogy....Cipolle's work provides encouragement and a framework to actualize an idea often voiced in service-learning practice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781607095200
Publisher:
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date:
03/15/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
172
Sales rank:
1,113,479
File size:
0 MB

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Stephen Brookfield
Service learning can be a salve to individual conscience or an opening for collective action. In this provocative and practical text Sue Cipolle explores how service learning can be practiced as a form of critical pedagogy and its role in developing a counter-hegemonic, critical consciousness. It is a must read for teachers and administrators at all stages of education striving to connect service learning to the wider struggle for social justice.
Ira Shor
This wonderfully readable and very useful book is a gift to educators interested in social justice, service learning, and critical pedagogy. Drawing on many years of classroom practice and on the long-term development of students, Sue Cipolle offers a well-researched and well-written text that asks, Can service-learning develop critical consciousness and orient students towards social change? Happily, the answer is 'yes' and this book shows us why and how. In these pages, Sue Cipolle illuminates a social justice practice for education where critical pedagogy and Catholic social teachings intersect. New teachers will be especially helped and inspired by the many possibilities she unveils.
Carolyn R. O'Grady
This book provides teachers, teacher educators, and school administrators practical guidelines for creating service learning programs in which students grapple with concrete issues of equity and justice.
Cipolle provides a readable theoretical exploration of critical consciousness and its relationship to service learning. In describing concrete examples of how her students engaged directly with issues of justice, she provides us with an inspiring reminder that students crave the opportunity to realize their potential to improve their world.
Cipolle's research provides readers with a provocative analysis of how we can more effectively move our students from a charity orientation to one that embraces the ambiguity inherent in service learning for social justice. Her theoretical analysis, combined with concrete examples and suggestions, will engage anyone interested in the field of education.
Jill Jacobs
I'm a rabbi based in New York who works on integrating Judaism with social justice and service. This book is one of the clearest and most thoughtful articulations of how to do good service/social justice that I have ever read. Sue Cipolle offers an inspiring picture of how to weave service learning and justice work together with religious teachings, and to use these practices to transform a school community.

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