This title explores best practice for engagement with challenging educational contexts through service-learning drawing on the contributors' international experience. "Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts" explores the potential of service-learning identified as a way to integrate community service with academic study to enrich the on-going professional development of educators, especially in schools that are located in challenging contexts. This collection offers a further refinement of what typically comes under the remit of service-learning, switching the focus from the learning experience of the learner, to the educator and the deep and enriching professional learning opportunities that service-learning can offer. This approach to service-learning promotes collaborative practices amongst professional and in-service educators, and encourages an integration of theory and practice. The international contributors use their own experiences as well as current research to provide a thorough exploration of service-learning from national and international perspectives.
Foreword Andy Furco; Introduction Timothy Murphy and Jon Tan; Part I: Service Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts in the United States of America; 1. Study Circles and Service Learning: Community Engagement for Pre-service Teachers Katia Gonzales, Rhoda Frumkin and Jennifer Lauria; 2.Service Learning and Urban Teaching in the USA: Building Communities for Social Justice Noah Borrero; 3.Service Learning in Challenging Contexts: On-line and in the Disaster Zone Jean Strait, Jenna Londy and Ana Panone; Part II: Service-Learning and Educating in Challenging Contexts in Europe, South Africa and Australia; 4. Educating Educational Practitioners for a Post-apartheid South Africa: Using Service Learning to Integrate School Communities and University Students Nadine Peterson and Helen Dunbar-Krige; 5. Service Learning and School Development in German Teacher Education Anne Sliwka and Britta Klopsch; 6. Empowering Educational Practice Through Service-Learning in the UK: Case Studies from Leeds Metropolitan University Timothy Murphy and Jon Tan; 7. Wider Perspectives in Education: A Case Study of Transformative Global Learning from the UK Phil Bamber; 8. The Transformative Potential of Service/Community-Based Learning in Initial Teacher Education: A Case Study from Ireland Josephine Boland and Elaine Keane; 9. Service Learning Experience for the development of Inclusion: A Case Study from Spain Esther Luna; 10.Service-Learning: Why Do It In Non-formal Education? Roser Batlle Suner; 11.Service Learning in the Australian Values Education Program Terry J. Lovat; 12.Shaping Professional Teacher Identities through Service Learning in Australia Anne Power; Conclusion Timothy Murphy and Jon Tan; Index.
Tertiary; University or College
Number Of Pages: 192
Published: 13th September 2012
Dimensions (cm): 24.1 x 16.3
Weight (kg): 0.55