ERIC Number: ED523460
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
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Strong Community Service Learning: Philosophical Perspectives. Adolescent Cultures, School, and Society, Volume 53
Sheffield, Eric C.
Peter Lang New York
Community Service Learning (CSL) is, potentially, the most powerful and far-reaching educational reform movement in recent memory. Yet, that potential has yet to be realized. One major reason for CSL's limited success is found in its runaway conceptual confusion: in becoming everything to everyone, CSL has lost its philosophical bearings and, not surprisingly, its practical value. This study attempts to restore CSL's philosophical bearings, arguing that there are particular understandings of its components that imply particular kinds of educational practices. In this philosophical clarification lies the hope that CSL can meet its immense potential as a transformative school and community practice. This book is a must-have for teachers, school administrators, educational scholars, and students who have an interest in making schools a vital community resource.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Educational Practices, Educational Change, Community Resources, Educational Philosophy, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Books; Reports - Descriptive
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Audience: Students; Teachers; Administrators
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