College and university teachers who struggle to connect instruction with students' real world experiences have found much of value in service learning. This volume of New Directions for Teaching and Learning presents an academic conception of service learning, described as "a pedagogical model that intentionally integrates academic learning and relevant community service." Contributors provide a conceptual structure for academic service learning, describe successful programs, and discuss issues that faculty and administrators must consider as they incorporate service into courses and curricula. This is the 73rd issue of the quarterly journal New Directions for Teaching and Learning. For more information on the series, please see the Journals and Periodicals section.
About the Author
ROBERT A. RHOADS is assistant professor in the Department of Educational Administration at Michigan State University. He is author of "Community Service and Higher Learning: Explorations of the Caring Self" and "Freedom's Web: Students Activism in an Age of Cultural Diversity." JEFFREY P. F. HOWARD is assistant director for academic service learning at the Center for Learning through Community Service, University of Michigan. He is founder and editor of the "Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning."
Table of Contents
1. Academic Service Learning: Its Meaning and Relevance(Kathleen Maas Weigert)
2. De-Platonizing and Democratizing Education as the Bases of Service Learning(Ira Harkavy, Lee Benson)
3. Academic Service Learning: A Counterproductive Pedagogy(Jeffrey P. F. Howard)
4. A Pedagogy for Citizenship: Service Learning and Democratic Education(Meta MAndel-Reyes)
5. Critical Multiculturalism and Service Learning(Robert A. Rhoads)
6. Reading, Writing, and Reflection(David D. Cooper)
7. Participatory Action Research as Service Learning(Kenneth M. Reardon)
8. A Service Learning Research AgAnda for the Next Five Years(Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Janet Eyler)
9. Addressing Academic Culture: Service Learning, Organizations, and Faculty Work(Kelly Ward)
10. A Service Learning Approach to Faculty Development(Edward Zlotkowski)
11. Resources for Research and Practice in Service Learning(D. Scott Dixon)