Transforming Teacher Education through Service-Learning provides a fresh look at educational reform through the lens of teacher preparation. It poses the question "Why service-learning now?" as it discusses the meaningful ways service-learning pedagogy can transform the approaches used to prepare teachers to educate tomorrow's children. The pedagogy of service-learning has significant implications for teacher education.
This collection of case studies by design educators critically explores the current practice of community-engaged learning in architecture, landscape design, and urban planning, radically revising the standard protocol for university-initiated design/build projects in the community.
This fifth book in the Advances in Service-Learning Research series continues to expand the discussion of service-learning research and practice. The chapters were selected through a refereed, blind-review process from papers presented at the 4th Annual International K-H Service-Learning Research Conference held October 2004 in Greenville, South Carolina. The chapters focus on topics that address a variety of issues in higher education and teacher education and are organized into four sections. This volume in the series presents new paradigms that can lead practitioners to create more powerful experiences, and lead researchers to a better understanding of the relationships between service-learning, participants, context, and outcomes. If implemented, the models in this volume can do much to help us better understand the essence of service-learning and add to its value to education and the development of engaged citizens.
Although service-learning programs can have diverse theoretical roots, faculty who engage their students in service-learning may not be be cognizant of alternatives to the one they adopt. This book presents not only a historical perspective, but it also debates the theories and issues surrounding the conflicts inherent in those theories.
Service learning has become a powerful way to engage today's teens in education; it builds their skills and character as they meet real needs in their communities. This unique book will help students enrich their service learning experience. It informs students of the purpose of service learning, prepares them to make effective contributions, inspires them to give their best, and encourages them to use reflections on their experiences for personal growth.
How do you implement a service-learning project into your curriculum? Utilizing an extended case study, this book explores the pros and cons of service-learning projects and provides the reader with a step-by-step guide covering everything from designing the program to evaluating its success at the completion. It provides an essential reference guide for any teacher or administrator planning on implementing a service-learning project into their curriculum.
Published in Association with Campus Compact and the American Hotel and Lodging Educational Foundation and the National Restaurant Association The twentieth in AAHE and Campus Compact's series on service-learning in the disciplines, this volume takes a look at the programs and practices of hospitality educators who have expertly woven service-learning into their curricula. This book constitutes a useful introduction for both newcomers to service-learning and for experienced teachers and presents much practical advice for practitioners and students at all levels of readiness.
Community-Based Research and Higher Education is the long-awaited guide to how to incorporate a powerful and promising new form of scholarship into academic settings. This dynamic research model combines classroom learning with social action in ways that can ultimately empower community groups to address their own agendas and shape their own futures. At the same time it emphasizes the development of knowledge and skills that truly prepare students for active civic engagement.
This timely volume is the first to explore service-learning as a valid learning activity. The authors present extensive data from two groundbreaking national research projects. Their studies include a large national survey focused on attitudes and perceptions of learning, intensive student interviews before and after the service semester, and additional comprehensive interviews to explore student views of the service-learning process.