Linking Adults with Community: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Based Learning

Linking Adults with Community: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Based Learning

by Susan C. Reed
ISBN-10:
0470385316
ISBN-13:
2900470385318
Pub. Date:
07/21/2008
Publisher:
Wiley

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Linking Adults with Community: Promoting Civic Engagement Through Community Based Learning

Employing community-based learning with adults presents uniquechallenges and opportunities; it requires an analysis of theadult-learning literature as well as identification ofservice-learning practices that will be effective with adults. Inthis volume, drawing upon adult-learning and service-learningliterature and case studies, scholars and practitioners articulatebest practices in community-based adult learning and illustrate itsimplementation. Adults are increasingly called upon to becomeinvolved in the body politic

  1. Strengthening their communities
  2. promoting change
  3. enlivening our democracy
Competing with the call for civic engagement are the demandingpriorities of modern life that adults face in the workplace, athome, and in their community. In community-based learning,universities partner with local organizations and nonprofits toprovide experiences that promote the growth and development of bothstudents and community residents. Careful project design is crucialto the accomplishment of these laudable outcomes. This volumeprovides a valuable guide to service-learning professionals meetingthese challenges.

This is the 118th volume in the Jossey-Bass quarterly reportseries New Directions for Adult and ContinuingEducation, an indispensable series that explores issues ofcommon interest to instructors, administrators, counselors, andpolicymakers in a broad range of adult and continuing educationsettings, such as colleges and universities, extension programs,businesses, libraries, and museums.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 2900470385318
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 07/21/2008
Series: J-B ACE Single Issue Adult & Continuing Education Series
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 96
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 1.25(h) x 9.00(d)

About the Author

Susan C. Reed is associate professor in the School for New Learning, DePaul University, where she employs community based learning to teach about access to health care.

Catherine Marienau, Ph.D., is professor and faculty mentor in the School for New Learning, DePaul University, where she works with adult undergraduate and graduate students.

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