Service-Learning in Higher Education: National and International Connections

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University Press, 2010 - Education - 288 pages
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This book emerges from the discourse of the Third International Symposium on Service-Learning held at the University of Indianapolis in Athens, Greece, in November 2009 as part of the biennial collection of papers on service-learning. This fourth collection highlights service-learning (SL) theories and methods in higher education, presents selected case studies of local projects that exemplify the theories and methods in action, and points the way toward future possibilities for international partnerships. Part One demonstrates how practitioners have translated SL theory into model programs of best practices. Part Two examines nationally based SL experiences that enrich indigenous local communities, national communities, and teaching institutions. Part Three explores international SL (ISL) programs with their unique reciprocal national relationships, hybrid methodologies, and site-specific challenges. Part Four covers networking national SL settings to international venues while forecasting SL concepts that span academic disciplines and geographic distances. The selected papers in this collection were contributed by educators in twenty-three universities in four countries.
  

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Contents

Who Benefits?
13
ServiceLearning to Meet the Mission Needs
27
Curriculum Sequence for Preparing Health Care
49
The Feasibility of Building ServiceLearning Experience
87
Collaborating with the Community for Dietetic
119
Sustainable Interior Design and Community
133
Modernization in China and ServiceLearning
167
Respecting Service and Learning
177
Increasing Cultural Competence of Dental
203
ServiceLearning as the Bridge for Educational
213
Establishing Successful Domestic
225
A Case
237
ServiceLearning in Distant Communities and
249
ServiceLearning Utilizing Local Regional
261
About the Editor
275
Copyright

Empowering 21st
191

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Phylis Lan Lin, a professor of sociology at the University of Indianapolis as well as its associate vice president for International Partnerships and the director of Asian Programs, is also the executive director of the University of Indianapolis Press. She has a PhD from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has organized and chaired several international conferences, including three on service-learning. In addition, she has written and edited more than fifteen books in Chinese and English.

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