Synopses & Reviews
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:
Building Partnerships for Service-Learning
- Fundamentals and guiding frameworks for developing sustainable partnerships
- Assessment as a means of building service-learning partnerships
- The complex dynamics of collaborative academic affairs and student affairs partnerships
- Partnering with students to enhance service-learning
- How to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning
- Profiles and case studies of outstanding partnerships with neighborhoods, community agencies, and K-12 schools
- Engaging in collaborative action research through service-learning partnerships
- Exploring the challenges and benefits of corporate and international partnerships
- The dynamic relationship of service-learning and the civic renewal of higher education
is an invaluable guide and essential tool in taking service-learning to the next level by taking partnerships to the next level.
This is the first full-length book about the partnerships that are required to support strong and effective service-learning. In this edited volume, the contributors address the challenges and benefits of developing and sustaining partnerships between university departments, community agencies, corporations, and educational institutions. Barbara Jacoby is the author of "Service Learning in Higher Education" (0-7879-0291-8).
"Building Partnerships for Service-Learning" is the essential guide to taking service-learning and partnerships to the next level.
About the Author
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.
Table of Contents
Fundamentals of service-learning partnerships / Barbara Jacoby -- Developing a theory and practice of campus-community partnerships / Sandra Enos and Keith Morton -- Assessment as a means of building service-learning partnerships / Sherril B. Gelmon -- Developing collaborative student affairs: academic affairs partnerships for service-learning / Cathy McHugh Engstrom -- Partnerships with students / Irene Fisher and Shannon Huff Wilson -- Developing an infrastructure for service-learning and community engagement / Jennifer M. Pigza and Marie L. Troppe -- Partnerships among colleges and universities for service-learning / James Birge, Brooke Beaird, and Jan Torres -- Principles and profiles of exemplary partnerships with community agencies / Susan R. Jones -- Partnerships with elementary and secondary education / Terry Pickeral -- Empowering residents and students to rebuild neighborhoods: a case study / Janni Sorensen, Kenneth M. Reardon, and Cathy Klump -- Partnerships for collaborative action research / Philip Nyden -- Involving corporate partners / Stacey Riemer and Joshua McKeown -- Partnerships for international service-learning / Linda A. Chisholm -- Civic renewal: a powerful framework for advancing service-learning / Elizabeth Hollander and Matthew Hartley -- Building service-learning partnerships for the future / Barbara Jacoby.