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Service-Learning in Higher Education

Critical Issues and Directions

Authors: Butin, D.

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Advocates have positioned service-learning as a real-world, real-time opportunity for students to encounter academic knowledge in a meaningful and relevant manner. Service-learning in higher education settings offers a powerful alternative to traditional models of teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to develop links to local institutions, volunteer their time, and create a special bond between the university and the community in which they live. Service-learning has become a very popular alternative to standard courses in higher education and is gaining significant popularity. This book takes a serious look at the unintended consequences and alternative conceptualizations of this mode of learning and explores what it could offer us in the future.

About the authors

Dan W. Butin is Founding Dean of the School of Education at Merrimack College, USA. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Service-Learning in Higher Education , Teaching Social Foundations of Education , and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education . Butin's research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. He has been Assistant Dean of the School of Education at Cambridge College, USA, and a faculty member at Gettysburg College, USA. Prior to working in higher education, Butin taught middle school, taught in an adult GED program, and was Chief Financial Officer of Teach For America. More about Butin's teaching and scholarship can be found at http://danbutin.org/.

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"Service-learning has the promise to be transformative for students, faculty, and communities, and this book reflects that promise . . .This book is in a class by itself, and will be the 'go-to' text for courses focused on service-learning, of which there is a growing number every day." - Jeffrey Howard, Editor, Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning; Associate Director, Ginsberg Center


Table of contents (13 chapters)

  • Getting Inside the “Underside” of Service-Learning: Student Resistance and Possibilities

    Jones, Susan (et al.)

    Pages 3-24

  • “Whose School is it Anyway?” Student Voices in an Urban Classroom

    Swaminathan, Raji

    Pages 25-43

  • “I Can Never Turn My Back on That”: Liminality and the Impact of Class on Service-Learning Experience

    Henry, Sue Ellen

    Pages 45-66

  • Beyond a World of Binaries: My Views on Service-Learning

    Dacheux, Tiffany

    Pages 67-70

  • Changing Places: Theorizing Space and Power Dynamics in Service-Learning

    Clark, Caroline (et al.)

    Pages 71-87

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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Service-Learning in Higher Education
Book Subtitle
Critical Issues and Directions
Authors
Copyright
2005
Publisher
Palgrave Macmillan US
Copyright Holder
Palgrave Macmillan, a division of Nature America Inc.
eBook ISBN
978-1-4039-8104-2
DOI
10.1057/9781403981042
Hardcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6876-0
Softcover ISBN
978-1-4039-6877-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXVI, 230
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