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Service-learning : The Essence of the Pedagogy - Andrew Furco


The Essence of the Pedagogy

By: Andrew Furco (Editor), Shelley H. Billig (Editor)

Hardcover Published: 5th September 2000
ISBN: 9781931576574
Number Of Pages: 300

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Service-learning is an approach to teaching and learning that can help students acquire academic skills and knowledge, develop strong interpersonal skills and self-knowledge, become more civic minded, and gain understanding of their connected to their communities and society. This learning and development occurs by having students provide meaningful service through which they serve as an important resource to the community and systematically reflect on the process with their teachers, mentors, and/or advisors. This book series will gather current research on servicelearning in K-12 education, teacher education, and higher education. Along with chapters highlighting the findings of service-learning research studies, the book will include thought pieces that identify theoretical groundings of servicelearning and present methodological approaches for studying service-learning (including teacher action research).

Introductionp. vii
Defining the Essence of Service-Learning
Community Service and Service-Learning in America: The State of the Artp. 3
Is Service-Learning Really Better Than Community Service? A Study of High School Service Program Outcomesp. 23
Theoretical Approaches to Understanding Service-Learning
Civil Society, Social Trust, and the Implementation of Service-Learningp. 53
An Application of Developmental-Contextualism to Service-Learningp. 83
Using Program Theory to Build and Evaluate Service-Learning Programsp. 103
Theories Guiding Outcomes for Action Research for Service-Learningp. 125
Methodological Approaches to Studying Service-Learning
Beyond Surveys: Using the Problem Solving Interview to Assess the Impact of Service-Learning on Understanding and Critical Thinkingp. 147
Methodological Challenges and Potential Solutions for the Incorporation of Sound Community-Based Research into Service-Learningp. 161
Service-Learning as Qualitative Research: Creating Curriculum from Inquiryp. 183
Impacts of Service-Learning
Impact of Service-Learning on Civic Attitudes and Behaviors of Middle and High School Youth: Findings from Three National Evaluationsp. 201
Service-Learning in Teacher Education: A Consideration of Qualitative and Quantitative Outcomesp. 223
Adoption, Implementation, and Sustainability of K-12 Service-Learningp. 245
Research Agenda for K-12 Service-Learning: A Proposal to the Fieldp. 271
About the Authorsp. 281
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ISBN: 9781931576574
ISBN-10: 1931576572
Series: Advances in Service-Learning Research
Audience: Professional
Format: Hardcover
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 300
Published: 5th September 2000
Publisher: Information Age Publishing
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 23.4 x 15.6  x 1.7
Weight (kg): 0.6