ERIC Number: ED449742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
The Practice of Change: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Women's Studies. AAHE's Series on Service-Learning in the Disciplines.
Balliet, Barbara J., Ed.; Heffernan, Kerrissa, Ed.
This volume, 17th in a series of monographs on service-learning and the academic disciplines, discusses the role of service learning as part of women's studies. Essays discuss the ways that the ideology of service has allowed the devaluation of service work, and they consider the importance of service learning for the student as well as the community. Many of these authors call into question the notion that service learning exists to assist those identified as "lacking" in some aspect. Women's studies offers the possibility of turning questions of inequity into activist practice. The chapters are: (1) "On Critical Thinking and Connected Knowing" (Blythe McVicker Clinchy); (2) "Educating the Artist: A Political Statement" (S. A. Bachman with D. Attyah); (3) "A Feminist Challenge to Community Service: A Call To Politicize Service-Learning" (Tobi Walker); (4) "The History of Women and Service in the United States: A Rich and Complex Heritage" (Helen Damon-Moore); (5) "Service-Learning and Women's Studies: A Community College Perspective" (Karen Bojar); (6) "The 'Different Voice' of Service" (Catherine Ludlum Foos); (7) "Learning across Boundaries: Women's Studies, Praxis, and Community Service" (Mary Trigg and Barbara J. Balliet); (8) "Women's Studies and Community-Based Service Learning: A Natural Affinity" (Patricia A. Washington); (9) "Educated in Agency: Student Reflections on the Feminist Service-Learning Classroom" (Melissa Kesler Gilbert); (10) "The Urban Educational Initiative: Supporting Educational Partnerships with Young, Urban Girls" (Kimberly Farah and Kerrissa Heffernan); (11) "Women, AIDS, and Social Justice: An Autobiography of Activism and Academia" (Sally Zierler); (12) "TCBY in Limon, Costa Rica: Women's Studies and the (Re)construction of Identity in International Service-Learning" (Debra J. Liebowitz); (13) "'Civic Character' Engaged: Adult Learners and Service-Learning" (Eve Allegra Raimon and Jan L. Hitchcock); and (14) "Resolving a Conundrum: Incorporating Service-Learning into a Women and the Law Course" (Mary Pat Treuthart). An appendix contains a bibliography of 70 items and a list of contributors to the volume. (SLD)
Descriptors: College Students, Higher Education, Intellectual Disciplines, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Participation, Womens Studies
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association for Higher Education, Washington, DC.
Note: For other documents in this series, see HE 033 726-741. Initial funding for this series was supplied by Campus Compact.