This book describes how service learning, an intervention that can be both remedial or preventive and individual or systemic, can enable school psychologists to expand their role beyond special populations to serve students within the academic mainstream. It draws connections between the positive psychology movement, the nurturing of purpose in youth, and the benefits of service learning.
|Edition description:||Softcover reprint of hardcover 1st ed. 2007|
|Product dimensions:||6.10(w) x 9.25(h) x 0.24(d)|
About the Author
Felicia L. Wilczenski, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the School Psychology Program and Director of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of numerous articles addressing social and emotional interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wilczenski is interested in service learning applications in school-based mental health programs and incorporates service learning in her graduate courses. She has conducted research and published articles concerning service learning processes and outcomes.
Susan M. Coomey, M.Ed., is currently employed as a school psychologist in the Shrewsbury MA Public Schools and is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests focus on service learning to promote social, emotional, and academic learning in K-12 settings. She has presented research at national and international service learning conferences.
Table of ContentsService Learning and Social-Emotional Resiliency.- Toward Practicing Positive Psychology in Schools.- The Link Between Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Development.- Creating Contexts for Social-Emotional Learning.- Service Learning Interventions for All Students.- Is Service-Learning Effective?.- Facilitating Change Processes in Schools.- Partnering with Community Agencies.- Examples of Service Learning Projects.- Case Studies.- Appendices.
Most Helpful Customer Reviews
As a school counselor at both elementary and secondary levels, I'm always looking for more effective ways to work with students. This book gave me new ideas on how to get students to generalize social skills, develop coping skills, and even get a taste of different careers. It also showed me how to use service learning to support the academic mission of schools more directly, which I think strengthens my job position. For anyone counseling students in any preK-12 setting, this book is a real find.
If you are a school counselor -- this book is for you. Service learning is an outcome based practice that can impact an entire school. With the use of data and accountability a must for school counselors, the content of this book is a must for a school counseling program. Well written, clear, and concise, a book that school counsleors will find extremely helpful.
I highly recommend this book to all my fellow school psychologists. If you¿re tired of lunch bunches, trying to motivate the unmotivated, and looking for new interventions for academic problems, this book is for you. It explains what service learning is, and tells how you can use it to achieve academic, social/emotional, and career goals ¿ all through ONE intervention. Service learning links school and the real world, so students learn things like social skills and conflict resolution in authentic contexts ¿ making it easier for them to generalize the skills. The other thing I really like about this is it¿s flexible -- you can use it with one kid or a whole classroom, or the whole school. It can be used by both regular and special education students, and can be remedial or preventive. Read all about it! You¿ll be really glad you did.