Successful Service-Learning Programs. New Models of Excellence in Higher Education. JB - Anker

  • ID: 2218693
  • Book
  • 232 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Service–learning offers college students valuable hands–on learning experiences as they unite with their community in cooperative service efforts. Students and professors who participate in service–learning engage in authentic problem definition and problem solving in powerful applications of what they have discussed in the classroom. In this book, experienced leaders share how they have championed successful service–learning programs that have enriched their campuses and renewed their communities.

Each chapter provides a personal account of how these directors of service–learning projects have gained the acceptance and resources to design programs that foster a lifelong student commitment to community service and learning.
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About the Editor.





1. Introduction: A New Model of Excellence.

2. On the Shoulders of Giants: Building on a Tradition of Experimental Education at Augsburg College.

3. Curriculum and Community Connection: The Center for Service–Learning at Bates College.

4. Redrawing the Bottom Line: The Bentley Service–Learning Project.

5. Community College and Service–Learning: A Natural at Brevard Community College.

6. Rediscovering our Heritage: Community Service and the Historically Black University.

7. Communal Participatory Action Research & Strategic Academically Based Community Service: The Work of Penn’s Center for Community Partnerships.

8. Comprehensive Design of Community Service: New Understanding, Options, and Vitality in Student Learning at Portland State University.

9. Making a Major Commitment: Public and Community Service at Providence College.

10. Santa Clara University’s Eastside Project: A Pilgrimage Toward our own Humanity.

11. We Make the Road by Walking: Building Service–Learning in and out of the Curriculum at the University of Utah.

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EDWARD ZLOTKOWSKI received his B.A. in English and his Ph.D. in Comparative Literature from Yale University. He is Professor of English at Bentley College and in 1990 founded the Bentley Service–Learning Project, an institution–wide program that involves all of the college’s undergraduate academic departments, more than a quarter of its full–time faculty, and several thousand students. Zlotkowski has lectured and written on a variety of service–learning topics. He has consulted to Campus Compact and the Massachusetts Commission on Community Services as well as to individual colleges and universities across the country. As a Senior Associate at the American Association for Higher Education, he serves as general editor of a new monograph series exploring the relationship between service–learning and individual academic disciplines.
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