ERIC Number: ED512737
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Service-Learning in Theory and Practice: The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education
Butin, Dan W.
This book offers a comprehensive rethinking of the theory and practice of service-learning in higher education. Democratic and community engagement are vital aspects of linking colleges and communities, and this book critically engages the best practices and powerful alternative models in the academy. Drawing on key theoretical insights and empirical studies, Butin details the limits and possibilities of the future of community engagement in developing and sustaining the engaged campus. Part I: Defining and Disturbing Service-Learning in Higher Education, contains: (1) Conceptualizing Service-Learning; (2) The Limits of Service-Learning; and (3) The Possibilities of Service-Learning. Part II: Institutionalizing Service-Learning in Higher Education, contains: (4) Disciplining Service-Learning; (5) Majoring in Service-Learning?; and (6) The Futures of Service-Learning? Part III: Embracing a Scholarship of Engagement in Higher Education, contains: (7) Towards a Theory and Practice of Community Engagement; and (8) Living With(in) the Future: Higher Education Trends and Implications for Service-Learning.
Descriptors: Higher Education, Models, Service Learning, School Community Relationship, Best Practices, Scholarship, Educational Trends, College Environment, Educational Theories, Educational Practices
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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