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Learning to Serve : Promoting Civil Society Through Service Learning - Maureen E. Kenny

Learning to Serve

Promoting Civil Society Through Service Learning

By: Maureen E. Kenny (Editor), Lou Anna K. Simon (Editor), Karen Kiley-Brabeck (Editor), Richard M. Lerner (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 31st December 2001
ISBN: 9780792375777
Number Of Pages: 452

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Service learning, as defined by the editors, is the generation of knowledge that is of benefit to the community as a whole. This seventh volume in the Outreach Scholarship book series contributes a unique discussion of how service learning functions as a critical cornerstone of outreach scholarship.
The sections and chapters of this book marshal evidence in support of the idea that undergraduate service learning, infused throughout the curriculum and coupled with outreach scholarship, is an integral means through which higher education can engage people and institutions of the communities of this nation in a manner that perpetuate civil society. The editors, through this series of models of service learning, make a powerful argument for the necessity of "engaged institutions".

Forewordp. ix
Prefacep. xi
Promoting Civil Society through Service Learning: A View of the Issuesp. 1
Service Learning: A History of Systemsp. 15
Indicators of Engagement, Campus Compactp. 31
Colleges and University Prespectives
The Culture of Service at Alverno Collegep. 51
Civic Responsibility through Mutual Transformation of Town and Gown: Service Learning at Andrews Universityp. 67
A Great Labor: Developing Knowledge in Service to Others at Boston Collegep. 79
Historical Base, Evolution and Future Directions of Civic Engagement and Service Learning at Cornell Universityp. 97
Weaving a Web of Service: Academic and Civic Life at Florida State Universityp. 111
Service Learning at Fordham Universityp. 127
Equal to the Demands of Justice in the World, Georgetown Universityp. 133
Liberal Arts College Faculty Reflect on Service-Learning: Steps on a Transformative Journey, Goucher Collegep. 143
Service Learning at Kansas State University: Educating Citizens for the Futurep. 167
History of Community Colleges, Los Angeles Community College Districtp. 185
Fulfilling Our Mission: Service-Learning at Miami-Dade Community Collegep. 199
Real-World, Practical Learning: Developing a Comprehensive Model in the Land-Grant Tradition, Michigan State Universityp. 209
Learning to Give: Incorporating the Practices of Leadership and Philanthropy in Civic Education at a Metropolitan University, Northern Kentucky Universityp. 225
Public Scholarship: Serving to Learn, Penn State Universityp. 239
Building Capacity for Civic Engagement at Portland State University: A Comprehensive Approachp. 257
EPICS: Serving the Community through Engineering Design Projects, Purdue Universityp. 277
International Service Learning, University of Colorado, Boulderp. 297
Learning to Serve: Promoting Civil Society through Service Learning, University of Colorado at Denverp. 315
Filling in the Moat around the Ivory Tower, University of Massachusetts-Amherstp. 325
University of Nebraska - Lincolnp. 343
Academically-Based Community Service and University-Assisted Community Schools as Complementary Approaches for Advancing, Learning, Teaching, Research, and Service: The University of Pennsylvania as a Case Study in Progressp. 361
Putting Passion in Action: Service Learning at Wheelock Collegep. 379
Community Perspectives
The Massachusetts Children's Trust Fund: Partnerships with Universities in the Contexts of Policy and Family Supportp. 395
Academic Service Learning: Development for Synthesis and Synergy, Jumpstart and Tufts Universityp. 407
4-H: An Adaptable Model for Youth Development and Service Learningp. 415
Search Institute's Evolving Approach to Community-Based Human Development and the Role of Service Learningp. 423
Indexp. 443
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ISBN: 9780792375777
ISBN-10: 0792375777
Series: International Series in Outreach Scholarship
Audience: General
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 452
Published: 31st December 2001
Publisher: Springer
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.5 x 15.88  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.77