Advocates have positioned service-learning as a real-world, real-time opportunity for students to encounter academic knowledge in a meaningful and relevant manner. Service-learning in higher education settings offers a powerful alternative to traditional models of teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to develop links to local institutions, volunteer their time, and create a special bond between the university and the community in which they live. Service-learning has become a very popular alternative to standard courses in higher education and is gaining significant popularity. This book takes a serious look at the unintended consequences and alternative conceptualizations of this mode of learning and explores what it could offer us in the future.
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About the Author
Dan W. Butin is Founding Dean of the School of Education at Merrimack College, USA. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Service-Learning in Higher Education , Teaching Social Foundations of Education , and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education . Butin's research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. He has been Assistant Dean of the School of Education at Cambridge College, USA, and a faculty member at Gettysburg College, USA. Prior to working in higher education, Butin taught middle school, taught in an adult GED program, and was Chief Financial Officer of Teach For America. More about Butin's teaching and scholarship can be found at http://danbutin.org/.
Table of ContentsPART I: SERVICE-LEARNING: A CRITICAL RE-VISIONING Introduction: Disturbing Normalizations of Service-Learning; D.W.Butin Getting Inside the 'Underside' of Service-Learning; S.R.Jones PART II: THE MICRO-POLITICS AND MICRO-PRACTICES OF SERVICE-LEARNING 'Whose School is it anyway?' Student Voices in an Urban Classroom; R.Swaminathan 'I Can Never Turn My Back on That': How Service-Learning Influences Identity Perceptions of First Generation College Students; S.E.Henry Making Meaning of Social Justice: How Students Connect Community Service-Learning to the Cultivation of a Just Society; T.Mitchell Theorizing Power Dynamics in Service-Learnin; C.Clark Service Learning and the Postmodern Condition; D.W.Butin PART III: SERVICE-LEARNING AS TRANSFORMATIVE PRACTICE Service-Learning for Socially Responsible Managing; J.Comas & T.Bunn Real Service = Real Learning: Making Political Science Relevant Through Service-Learning; S.Dicklitch The 'Colored School': Serving to Learn about Racism in our Town; M.Boyle-Baise A Catalyst for Change: Service-Learning as a Source of Access and Self-Reflection in Bucknell in Northern Ireland; C.Milofsky & W.Flack On Becoming Multicultural Community Builders: Diverse Student Journeys; S.Pollack & P.Motoike PART IV: REFRAMING THE INSTITUTIONALIZATION OF SERVICE-LEARNING Establishing Service-Learning in the Academic Landscape; J.Birge Putting Down Roots in The Academy: The Challenges of Institutionalizing Service-Learning; I.Harkavay, L.Benson & M.Hartley Conclusion: Critical Directions for Service-Learning; D.W.Butin