- Presents an overview of the recent history and trends associated with community involvement, including definitions, goals, major movements, and examples of specific models
- Includes discussions of the functions, processes, and theoretical underpinnings of community involvement and specific types of involvement such as community service, service-learning, and volunteerism
- Highlights themes such as education, power relations, and motivation as they emerge from the discussion of community involvement
1. Community Involvement: Theoretical Approaches and Educational Initiatives: Arthur A. Stukas and Michelle R. Dunlap.
Part II: Theoretical Approaches:.
2. Four Motives for Community Involvement: C. Daniel Batson, Nadia Ahmad, and Jo-Ann Tsang.
3. Dispositional and Organizational Influences on Sustained Volunteerism: An Interactionist Perspective: Louis A. Penner.
4. Role as Resource for Action in Public Service: Jane Allyn Piliavin, Jean A. Grube, and Peter L. Callero.
5. Inter-Group Helping Relations as Power Relations: Maintaining or Challenging Social Dominance Between Groups Through Helping: Arie Nadler.
Part III: Educational Initiatives:.
6. Campus-Community Partnerships: The Terms of Engagement: Robert G. Bringle and Julie A. Hatcher.
7. Reflection: Linking Service and Learning-Linking Students and Communities: Janet Eyler.
8. Personal Identity and Civic Responsibility: ‘Rising to the Occasion' Narratives and Generativity in Community Action Student Interns: Jefferson A. Singer, Laura A. King, Melanie C. Green, and Sarah C. Barr.
9. Designing Service-Learning to Empower Students and Community: Jackson Elementary Builds a Nature Study Center: Carol M. Werner, Rose Voce, Kellie Gaufin Openshaw, and Michael Simons.
Part IV: Conclusion:.
10. Community Involvement: Opportunities and Challenges in Socializing Adults to Participate in Society: E. Gil Clary and Mark Snyder.
Part V: 2001 Kurt Lewin Award Address:.
11. Introduction to the 2001 SPSSI Presidential Address: John F. Dovidio.
12. The Costs of Seeking Self-Esteem: Jennifer Crocker.