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Community Involvement: Theoretical Approaches and Educational Initiatives

Community Involvement: Theoretical Approaches and Educational Initiatives

Arthur Stukas (Editor), Michelle Dunlap (Editor), Irene Hanson Frieze (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-405-10793-8

Sep 2002, Wiley-Blackwell

242 pages

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The contributors to this special issue present an overview of the recent history and trends associated with community involvement, including definitions, goals, major movements, and examples of specific models. A special emphasis is given to service-learning programs and the factors that produce beneficial outcomes for all relevant constituencies.
  • 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
Part I: Introduction:.

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.


  • 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.