The author examines the beneficial effects of service learning, offers examples of curriculum-based and community-based projects, and explains how to start a successful program.
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About the Author
Kate Thomsen is the Supervisor of Special Programs for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Syracuse, New York. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Syracuse University’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. As part of her responsibilities, she supervises the programs of 40 coun selors in a school-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. She frequently offers workshops on resiliency and related topics. Kate is cofounder and cochair of a local coalition, Prevention Partners for Youth Development, which works to integrate youth development principles, especially resiliency and asset development, into all youth services in Onondaga County. A secondary English teacher with a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University and a CAS in Educational Administration from State University of New York at Oswego, she has spent her career working in both school and community agency settings. She draws on this experience to offer many ideas and examples for building resiliency in youth.
Table of Contents
PrefaceAcknowledgmentsAbout the Author1. The Power of Service Learning2. Research Into Practice3. Turning Service Into Service Learning4. Laying the Groundwork for Service Learning5. Teambuilding and Reflection6. Service-Learning Projects That Put Learning First7. Service-Learning Projects That Put Service First8. Sustaining Service Learning Efforts9. Service Learning: What, So What, and Now What?Appendix: Online ResourcesReferencesIndex