ERIC Number: ED460947
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Developing Leadership in Faculty and Students: The Power of Service Learning in Teacher Education. Linking Learning with Life.
Swick, Kevin J.; Winecoff, H. Larry; Rowls, Michael; Kemper, Richard; Freeman, Nancy K.; Mason, Janet; Janes, David; Creech, Nena
This guidebook provides information on necessary elements for quality service learning and teacher education (SLATE), emphasizing the nurturing of leadership skills in preservice and inservice teachers. Chapter 1, "Leadership and Service Learning: Interactive Processes that Enhance Teacher Development," describes shared leadership, presents eight leadership behaviors, and discusses the empowerment of faculty, students, and community through shared leadership. Chapter 2, "Service Learning in the Total University Program Enriches Leadership Development," discusses developing interdisciplinary interest and support, developing faculty leadership, and sustaining the web of service learning. Chapter 3, "SLATE is a Leadership Development Process," explains how SLATE supports faculty and student involvement in developing and refining four key leadership behaviors (visioning, commitment to change, change management, and communication). Chapter 4, "Developing a Leadership Partnership with the Community," discusses how to develop a SLATE leadership team within a program, establish SLATE linkages with the community, build an active advisory team, increase professional development activities in SLATE, develop a SLATE action plan, and nurture leadership through SLATE. Chapter 5, "USC-SLATE Project: An Example of Leadership Efforts," describes the University of South Carolina's SLATE project. Chapter 6, "Attributes of Effective SLATE Leadership Teams," discusses five essential attributes: sharing and learning together, reflecting on faculty role in setting goals for teaching and learning, developing teaming skills, forming team research efforts, and building strong community partnerships. (Contains 20 references and 4 resources.) (SM)
Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Inservice Teacher Education, Leadership Qualities, Leadership Training, Preservice Teacher Education, Public Service, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Teachers, Teacher Improvement
South Carolina Department of Education, Office of Community Education, 1429 Senate Street, 906 Rutledge Building, Columbia, SC 29201 ($6). Tel: 803-734-4915; Web site: http://www.state.sc.us/sde.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia. Office of Community Education.; National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.