ERIC Number: ED511685
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Feb
Reference Count: 0
Service-Learning and Social Justice: Engaging Students in Social Change
Cipolle, Susan Benigni
Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
This book provides everything administrators and teachers need to build service-learning programs that prepare students as engaged citizens committed to equity and justice. The author describes practical strategies for classroom teachers along with the theoretical framework so readers can deftly move beyond the book to a meaningful program for their schools. Writing in a conversational style, the author explains service-learning's unlimited potential in terms of student empowerment and academic achievement and as tool in developing a student's a lifetime commitment to service and social justice. This book's contribution to new knowledge and practice is three-fold as it promotes (a) understanding of how individuals become committed to social justice, (b) identification of how one's orientation to service-learning and social justice changes as one develops a more critical consciousness, and (c) practical strategies that teachers can use to support and guide students as they become more critically aware. Practitioners will improve their service-learning programs and have a framework for preparing students for their experiences, as well as ideas for reflection activities. Educators will gain a better understanding of the psychology and sociology of developing a commitment to service for social justice. This book is divided into two parts: (1) Understanding the Social Justice Model for Service-Learning; and (2) Engaging Students in Social Change through Service-Learning. The first part includes: (1) Overview of the Social Justice Model for Service-Learning; (2) Becoming Committed to Service; (3) Becoming Committed to Social Justice; (4) Developing a Critical Consciousness; and (5) Navigating the Stages of Critical Consciousness Development. The second part includes: (1) K-12 Education: Strategies for Effective Service-Learning Practices; (2) Higher Education: Strategies for Critical Consciousness Development; (3) Program Development: Strategies for Building and Sustaining Your Service-Learning Program; and (4) Program Development: Continuing the Journey.
Descriptors: Social Justice, Student Empowerment, Elementary Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Change, Program Development, Teachers, Identification (Psychology), Higher Education, Models, Reflection, Academic Achievement, Learner Engagement, Citizenship Responsibility, Critical Thinking
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators; Practitioners
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