Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices / Edition 1

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Overview

Our communities depend on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.
-?Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University

Rooted in Dewey, building on the work of the National Society for Experiential Education and its predecessors, this comprehensive volume is useful for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike. Academic deans, department heads, and faculty members will profit mightily from its solid combination of conceptual underpinnings and specific institutional examples.
—Arthur W. Chickering, University Professor, George Mason University

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'Our communities depAnd on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.? (Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University)

• Rooted in Dewey, building on the work of the National Society for Experiential Education and its predecessors, this comprehensive volume is useful for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike. Academic deans, department heads, and faculty members will profit mightily from its solid combination of conceptual underpinnings and specific institutional examples.? (Arthur W. Chickering, professor, George Mason University)

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Jacoby (director, office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service Programs; U. of Maryland, College Park) leads 16 associates in an overview and how-to guide to linking community service with specific learning and development outcomes. In the spirit of John Dewey and other experiential learning advocates, they address: the foundations and principles of service-learning; designing diverse service-learning experiences (inter/national experiences, summer and alternative breaks); and organizational, administrative, and policy issues (e.g. integrating service-learning into the curriculum). Includes resources for college and post-college service options. Annotation c. by Book News, Inc., Portland, Or.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780787902919
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 9/28/1996
  • Series: Higher & Adult Education
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 416
  • Product dimensions: 6.34 (w) x 9.29 (h) x 1.35 (d)

Meet the Author

BARBARA JACOBY is director of the office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service Programs at the University of Maryland at College Park.

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Table of Contents

Foreword, Thomas Ehrlich.

FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE-LEARNING.

1. Service-Learning in Today's Higher Education (Barbara Jacoby).

2. Principles of Good Practice in Service-Learning (Suzanne D. Mintz & Garry W. Hesser).

3. Enhancing Student Learning and Development Through Service-Learning (Marylu K. McEwen).

4. Developing Campus-Community Relationships (Catherine R. Gugerty & Erin D. Swezey).

DESIGNING A SPECTRUM OF SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCES.

5. One-Time and Short-Term Service-Learning Experiences (Mark D. McCarthy).

6. Ongoing Cocurricular Service-Learning (Cesie Delve Scheuermann).

7. Service-Learning in the Curriculum (Sandra L. Enos & Marie L. Troppe).

8. Intensive Service-Learning Experiences (Gail Albert).

9. Integrating Service-Learning Experiences into Postcollege Choices (Irene S. Fisher).

ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND POLICY ISSUES.

10. Starting a Service-Learning Program (Diana A. Bucco & Julie A. Busch).

11. Administering Successful Service-Learning Programs (Penny Rue).

12. Issues Related to Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum (Keith Morton).

13. Institutionalizing Service-Learning (Sharon Rubin).

14. Securing the Future of Service-Learning in Higher Education: A Mandate for Action (Barbara Jacoby).

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