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From Passion to Objectivity : International and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Service-learning Research - Sherril B. Gelmon

From Passion to Objectivity

International and Cross-disciplinary Perspectives on Service-learning Research

By: Sherril B. Gelmon (Editor), Shelley H. Billig (Editor)

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This volume is the seventh in the Advances in Service-Learning Research series, and presents a collection of papers selected from those presented at the Sixth International Service-learning Research, hosted by Portland State University in Portland, Oregon in October 2006. The theme of the conference, which is also the title of this volume, was ""From Passion to Objectivity: International and Cross-Disciplinary Perspectives on Service- Learning Research."" This theme was selected to showcase several important topics in contemporary servicelearning and community engagement research. Of key importance is the way in which the chapters selected for this volume reflect the evolution and maturation of research in the field of service-learning-moving from descriptive narratives of the passion for addressing social problems and inequities that was evident in much of the early research (and is still reflected today) to increasingly sophisticated research that draws on multiple methodologies, presents solid evidence, and offers the basis for replication and further exploration through future research.

International and Cross-cultural Perspectives
Context and Culture: Models of Engagement Around the Worldp. 3
Apples, Oranges, and Kumys: Multiple Methods, Matrices, Models for Research on Students Doing Intercultural Service-Learningp. 21
An Eastern Perspective on Western Education: The Experiences of International Students Engaged in Service-Learningp. 41
Enhancing Student Learning
Jumpstart's Service-Learning Initiative: Enhanced Outcomes for At-Risk Childrenp. 65
Evaluating the Impact of Peer-to-Peer Service-Learning Projects on Seat Belt Use Among High School Students: Pilot Studyp. 89
Service-Learning as a Transformative Experience: An Analysis of the Impact of Service-Learning on Student Attitudes and Behavior After Two Years of Collegep. 111
Service-Learning and Literacy Motivation: Setting a Research Agendap. 135
Engaging Communities in Learning and Institutional Change
Enriching School Connection and Learning in African American Urban Youth: The Impact of a Service-Learning Feasibility Project in Inner City Philadelphiap. 159
Community Engagement's Role in Creating Institutional Change Within the Academy: A Case Study of East Tampa and the University of South Floridap. 177
Experiences of Service-Learning in Teacher Education
Reversing the Lens: Transforming Teacher Education Through Service-Learningp. 199
Making Mythical Creatures Real: Developing an Awareness of Adolescent Needs Through Service-Learningp. 217
Building Understanding of Engaged Scholarship
Engaged Scholarship: Current Context and Future Directionsp. 241
The International Association for Research on Service-Learning and Community Engagementp. 255
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ISBN: 9781593118464
ISBN-10: 1593118465
Series: Advances in Service-Learning Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 276
Published: 13th September 2007
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 16.51  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.52