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ERIC Number: ED528286
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Nov
Pages: 270
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5792-2417-2
Social Responsibility and Sustainability: Multidisciplinary Perspectives through Service Learning. Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series
McDonald, Tracy, Ed.
Stylus Publishing, LLC
This concluding volume in the series presents the work of faculty who have been moved to make sustainability the focus of their work, and to use service learning as one method of teaching sustainability to their students. The chapters in the opening section of this book-- Environmental Awareness--offer models for opening students to the awareness of the ecological aspects of sustainability, and of the interdependence of the ecosystem with human and with institutional decisions and behavior; and illustrate how they, in turn, can share that awareness with the community. The second section--Increasing Civic Engagement--explores means for fostering commitment to community service and experiencing the capacity to effect change. The concluding section--Sustainability Concepts in Business and Economics--addresses sustainability within the business context, with emphasis on the "triple bottom line"--the achievement of profitability through responsible environmental practice and respect for all stakeholders in the enterprise. This book is divided into three sections. Section I, Environmental Awareness, contains the following: (1) Reconnecting to Land, People, and Community: Ecological Lessons From the Puebla-Alberta Community Service Exchange (Hans-Dittmar Mundel and Karsten Mundel); (2) Integrating Sustainability and Service Learning into the Science Curriculum (Susan Sutheimer and Jesse Pyles); and (3) Sustainability Education Through an Interdisciplinary and Service-learning Approach (Alison K. Varty, Shane C. Lishawa, Nancy Tuchman). Section II, Increasing Civic Engagement, contains the following: (4) What's the Matter with American Democracy? Responding by Embracing Civic Engagement and Sustainability (Scott G. McNall); (5) Sustainability Starts at Home: A Hybrid Service-Learning Model for Teaching Environmental Sustainability (J. Marshall Eames and Jeremy Brooks); (6) Learning By Doing Across Disciplines: Activism, Environmental Awareness and Civic Engagement (Cheryl Swift and Sal Johnston); (7) From Wolves to Wind Power: Fostering Student Understanding of Science, Stewardship and Civic Engagement (Karen Whitehead and Mary Kay Helling); and (8) Multiculturalism and Sustainability Education: Engagement with Urban School Communities via Food and Learning Gardens (Dilafruz Williams). Section III, Sustainability Concepts in Business and Economics, contains the following: (9) Building Bridges and Social Capital through Service-Learning: A Blueprint Model (Curtis L. DeBerg); (10) Sustainable Design Practices for the Social Entrepreneurial Business (Connie Ulasewicz); and (11) Teaching Sustainable Rural Economic Development Using Service-Learning Pedagogy (Beth Wilson). An index is included. [Foreword by Robert A. Corrigan.]
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Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; Mexico