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Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices

ISBN: 978-0-7879-0291-9
416 pages
September 1996, Jossey-Bass
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Our communities depend on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.
--Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University

Combining the most current theory and practice in the field of service-learning with many examples from actual campuses, Service-Learning in Higher Education is a comprehensive guide to developing high-quality service-learning experiences both in the curriculum and through student affairs programs.

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Foreword, Thomas Ehrlich.

FOUNDATIONS AND PRINCIPLES OF SERVICE-LEARNING.

1. Service-Learning in Today's Higher Education (Barbara Jacoby).

2. Principles of Good Practice in Service-Learning (Suzanne D. Mintz & Garry W. Hesser).

3. Enhancing Student Learning and Development Through Service-Learning (Marylu K. McEwen).

4. Developing Campus-Community Relationships (Catherine R. Gugerty & Erin D. Swezey).

DESIGNING A SPECTRUM OF SERVICE-LEARNING EXPERIENCES.

5. One-Time and Short-Term Service-Learning Experiences (Mark D. McCarthy).

6. Ongoing Cocurricular Service-Learning (Cesie Delve Scheuermann).

7. Service-Learning in the Curriculum (Sandra L. Enos & Marie L. Troppe).

8. Intensive Service-Learning Experiences (Gail Albert).

9. Integrating Service-Learning Experiences into Postcollege Choices (Irene S. Fisher).

ORGANIZATIONAL, ADMINISTRATIVE, AND POLICY ISSUES.

10. Starting a Service-Learning Program (Diana A. Bucco & Julie A. Busch).

11. Administering Successful Service-Learning Programs (Penny Rue).

12. Issues Related to Integrating Service-Learning into the Curriculum (Keith Morton).

13. Institutionalizing Service-Learning (Sharon Rubin).

14. Securing the Future of Service-Learning in Higher Education: A Mandate for Action (Barbara Jacoby).
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BARBARA JACOBY is director of the office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service Programs at the University of Maryland at College Park.
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?Our communities depAnd on our ability to make the connection between education and democracy. This book can breathe new life into colleges and universities that want to reinforce their public service mission. Jacoby and her colleagues tell us how to do it.? (Dolores E. Cross, president, Chicago State University)

?Rooted in Dewey, building on the work of the National Society for Experiential Education and its predecessors, this comprehensive volume is useful for experienced practitioners and newcomers alike. Academic deans, department heads, and faculty members will profit mightily from its solid combination of conceptual underpinnings and specific institutional examples.? (Arthur W. Chickering, professor, George Mason University)
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