ERIC Number: ED411750
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Praxis II. Service-Learning Resources for University Students, Staff and Faculty.
Galura, Joseph, Ed.; Meiland, Rachel, Ed.; Ross, Randy, Ed.; Callan, Mary Jo, Ed.; Smith, Rick, Ed.
This book gathers the comments of 27 contributors who are organizers, coordinators, participants, students and staff on a University of Michigan sociology praxis course, which combines community service with seminar-related opportunities for reflection, relevant readings, discussion questions and activities, journal assignments and meaningful, integrative papers. Part 1 is an introduction to the praxis concept. Part 2 covers guiding principles for establishing and coordinating service-learning in five chapters: "Key Elements in Establishing a Service-Learning Program" (Margaret Elias); "Advocating for Community Service Learning at the University of Michigan" (Jeffrey Howard); "A Journal Workshop for Coordinators" (Joan Scott); "Using Initiative Activities To Build Community within a Service-Learning Class" (Janet Wylie); and "Promoting Service-Learning on Campus" (Jeanne Gray). Part 3, by Joe Galura, is intended for the coordinators of chemical dependency and criminal justice service-learning projects, giving focus questions, discussion activities, coordinator comments, and suggested journal questions for the seminar portion of the course. Part 4 reports nine service-learning projects affiliated with the course in the following chapters: "Student Involvement at the Washtenaw County Jail" (Randy Ross, Jenny Kellman); "Prison Literacy" (Jeanne Gray, Scott Dent); "Only Be Strong and Courageous" (Rick Smith); "A Handbook for Juvenile Justice Volunteers" (Amy Rotberg, Tracy Kollin); "Growing Tree" (Jeanne Gray); "Alcohol Prevention and Intervention in Elementary Classrooms" (Mary Jo Callan); "An After-School Tutoring Project" (Joan Scott, Carmen Wells); "SALSA" Socially Active Latino Student Association (Esmerelda Caldena et al.); "The Migrant Labor Project" (Amy Holmes). Part 5 contains three reports on programs not affiliated with the course: "Project SERVE" (Anita Bohn, Claudette Rowley); "Bursley Community Volunteers" (Chellie Ferczok); and "SERVEwork" (Craig Regester). Part 6 contains three chapters of reflection looking back on the experience including "Reflectors Anonymous,""Oz Plus Five" (Michelle Blankenship et al.); and "An Insider's Round Table" (Anita Bohn et al.). (Contains 92 references.) (BF)
Descriptors: After School Education, Cross Cultural Training, Drug Addiction, Experiential Learning, Field Experience Programs, Higher Education, Juvenile Justice, Literacy Education, Migrant Children, Migrant Programs, Migrant Workers, Noncredit Courses, Practicum Supervision, Practicums, Professional Training, Service Learning, Sociology, Student Volunteers, Tutoring
OCSL Press, 2205 Michigan Union, Ann Arbor, MI 48109; phone: 313-763-3548 ($18 plus $2 shipping).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Students; Teachers
Sponsor: Commission on National and Community Service, Washington, DC.; Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Michigan Univ., Ann Arbor. Office of Community Service.