ERIC Number: ED336241
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991-Jun-20
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Change and Diversity: Communities Link with Higher Education: Reconsidering the Nature of Service Partnerships.
Shadiow, Linda K.
This paper discusses how higher education involvement with community service can be sustained and strengthened. There has been increased discussion of community and university partnerships during the last few years, as exemplified by the summer 1991 issue of "Teachers College Record." Higher education is challenged to integrate service activities into the intellectual work of the faculty. Boyer's "Scholarship Reconsidered" identifies four categories of scholarship: (1) the scholarship of discovery; (2) the scholarship of integration; (3) the scholarship of application; and (4) the scholarship of teaching. Through the scholarship of application, the potential exists to incorporate scholarly activity in public service ventures by testing theories in the field and gaining new intellectual understandings. There are two examples of opportunities to strengthen the support for service work in higher education. First, the University of Pennsylvania initiated an undergraduate honors history course entitled, "Urban Universities and Community Relationships." Second, President Bush's educational strategy proposal, America 2000, offers opportunities such as a network of American 2000 communities, a New American Schools Development Corporation, and research and development teams. (KS)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Opinion Papers
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Note: Panel presentation at the National Conference on Rural Adult Education Ini itiatives (Kansas City, MO, June 20-22, 1991).