Building Partnerships for Service Learning by Barbara Jacoby and Associates

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It's transparent that service-learning has the aptitude to yield super merits to scholars, groups, and associations of upper schooling. elevated pupil studying has been good documented. As groups achieve new strength to fulfill their wishes and bigger skill to capitalize on their resources, service-learning permits better schooling to meet its civic accountability. whilst service-learning lives as much as its strength to guide schools and universities to rework themselves into absolutely engaged voters in their groups and the realm, its skill to lead to optimistic social swap is limitless.To succeed, service-learning has to be grounded in a variety of good, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. development Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles top voices within the box to carry their services to undergo in this an important subject. college, directors, scholar leaders, and neighborhood and company leaders will locate this quantity jam-packed with important info, exemplary versions, and useful instruments had to make service-learning succeed.Comprehensive in scope, development Partnerships for Service-Learning contains: basics and frameworks for constructing sustainable partnerships overview as a partnership-building approach The advanced dynamics of collaboration among educational affairs and scholar affairs Partnering with scholars to reinforce service-learning tips to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning Profiles and case reviews of exceptional partnerships with neighborhoods, neighborhood companies, and K-12 faculties Partnerships for collaborative motion examine Exploring the demanding situations and merits of company and overseas partnerships The dynamic courting of service-learning and the civic renewal of upper schooling construction Partnerships for Service-Learning is the basic consultant to taking service-learning and partnerships to the following point.

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Candidate in education policy and leadership at the University of Maryland–College Park, where she also works as a coordinator of community service programs in the office of Commuter Affairs and Community Service. She teaches courses in leadership and community service as well as a seminar for undergraduate teaching assistants for service-learning. In 1999– 2000 she and Marie L. Troppe coordinated the University of Maryland’s Engaged Campus project for Campus Compact. Pigza has been involved in leadership positions in the American College Personnel Association as a state division president and conference planning team member.

40). In this book, as in the 1996 volume, service-learning is defined as follows: “Service-learning is a form of experiential education in which students engage in activities that address human and community needs together with structured opportunities intentionally designed to promote student learning and development. Jacoby 12/26/02 4 7:46 PM Page 4 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING p. 5). The hyphen in service-learning symbolizes the symbiotic relationship between service and learning (S.

C. ), Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service. Vol. 1. : National Society for Experiential Education, 1990. Torres, J. ). Benchmarks for Campus/Community Partnerships. : Campus Compact, 2000. Troppe, M. Participatory Action Research: Merging the Community and Scholarly Agendas. : Campus Compact, 1994. Jacoby 12/26/02 7:46 PM Page 20 Chapter Two Developing a Theory and Practice of CampusCommunity Partnerships Sandra Enos and Keith Morton In this chapter, we argue that colleges and universities that are deeply committed to service-learning should enter into authentic, sustained partnerships with the communities in which they are located.

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