Building Partnerships for Service-Learning (Google eBook)

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Barbara Jacoby and Associates
John Wiley & Sons, Jun 17, 2003 - Education - 400 pages
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It is clear that service-learning has the potential to yield tremendous benefits to students, communities, and institutions of higher education. Increased student learning has been well documented. As communities gain new energy to meet their needs and greater capacity to capitalize on their assets, service-learning enables higher education to fulfill its civic responsibility. When service-learning lives up to its potential to lead colleges and universities to transform themselves into fully engaged citizens of their communities and the world, its ability to bring about positive social change is limitless.

To be successful, service-learning must be grounded in a wide range of solid, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. "Building Partnerships for Service-Learning" assembles leading voices in the field to bring together their expertise to bear on this crucial topic. Faculty, administrators, student leaders, and community and corporate leaders will find this volume filled with vital information, exemplary practices, and essential tools needed to make service-learning succeed.
Comprehensive in scope, "Building Partnerships for Service-Learning" includes: Fundamentals and guiding frameworks for developing sustainable partnershipsAssessment as a means of building service-learning partnershipsThe complex dynamics of collaborative academic affairs and student affairs partnershipsPartnering with students to enhance service-learningHow to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learningProfiles and case studies of outstanding partnerships with neighborhoods, community agencies, and K-12 schoolsEngaging in collaborative action research through service-learning partnershipsExploring the challenges and benefits of corporate and international partnershipsThe dynamic relationship of service-learning and the civic renewal of higher education"Building Partnerships for Service-Learning" is an invaluable guide and essential tool in taking service-learning to the next level by taking partnerships to the next level.

  

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Contents

1 Fundamentals of ServiceLearning Partnerships
1
2 Developing a Theory and Practice of CampusCommunity Partnerships
20
3 Assessment as a Means of Building ServiceLearning Partnerships
42
4 Developing Collaborative Student AffairsAcademic Affairs Partnerships for ServiceLearning
65
5 Partnerships with Students
85
6 Developing an Infrastructure for ServiceLearning and Community Engagement
106
7 Partnerships Among Colleges and Universities for ServiceLearning
131
8 Principles and Profiles of Exemplary Partnerships with Community Agencies
151
10 Empowering Residents and Students to Rebuild Neighborhoods A Case Study
192
11 Partnerships for Collaborative Action Research
213
12 Involving Corporate Partners
234
13 Partnerships for International ServiceLearning
259
14 Civic Renewal A Powerful Framework for Advancing ServiceLearning
289
15 Building ServiceLearning Partnerships for the Future
314
Name Index
339
Subject Index
345

9 Partnerships with Elementary and Secondary Education
174

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About the author (2003)

Barbara Jacoby is director of commuter affairs and community service at the University of Maryland, College Park and adviser to the president for America Reads * America Counts. She is the editor of the groundbreaking book Service-Learning in Higher Education published by Jossey-Bass. Jacoby is a sought-after speaker and consultant on service-learning.

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