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ERIC Number: ED625385
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2022-Nov-11
Pages: 342
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: 978-1-62036-483-3
Faculty Service-Learning Guidebook: Enacting "Equity-Centered" Teaching, Partnerships, and Scholarship
Cress, Christine M.; Stokamer, Stephanie T.; Van Cleave, Thomas J.; Kaufman, Joyce P.
Stylus Publishing LLC
This is a practical guide to designing, teaching, and coordinating service-learning courses, and for developing reciprocal community partnerships and community-based research through a lens of equity that addresses the endemic racial, social, economic, and environmental disparities across society. The text provides a comprehensive framework for developing both in-person and on-line service-learning, with a chapter on virtual delivery of courses that integrates the principles and practices described throughout the book. The authors uniquely integrate the how-to of conducting service-learning with the theoretical foundations to enact effective, equitable, and inclusive community engagement. Given this moment of enormous social inequality and divisiveness, the authors offer a new definition and set of educational principles that they characterize as Equity-Centered Community Engagement Excellence. These principles serve to guide academic and community engagement that is democratic, recognizes the voice and expertise of community partners, addresses the power imbalances between communities and academic institutions, and develops an educational experience that is potentially transformative and promotes civic responsibility. Informed by the literature of critical service-learning, critical race theory, intercultural communication theory, and social-constructivism, this book attempts to deconstruct the assumption of the preeminence of academic knowledge to reconstruct a new operational paradigm of equity-centeredness that validates community capacity to guide faculty in their redesign of service-learning curriculum, activities, collaborations, and scholarship. It is based on the principles of: (1) Student Agency (demonstrated as enhanced skills, knowledge, and motivation); (2) Community Efficacy (recognition of community assets and capacity-building); and (3) Scholarly Advocacy (leveraging evidence-based research-based for equity-centered learning, serving, and social justice). The authors offer examples of syllabi, lessons and assignments, reflection questions, evaluation rubrics, as well as an array of teaching tips that illustrate strategies for use in the classroom and in the field. The book is addressed to faculty embarking on service-learning and to seasoned scholar practitioners looking for innovative ideas, as well as to campus administrators who coordinate community outreach or college student volunteer services, offering guidance on leveraging resources and fiscal support from external stakeholders. It is also designed to serve as a resource for professional development workshops and faculty scholar learning communities. It offers a rich compendium of ideas and examples from which faculty and practitioners can select exercises and elements to incorporate or adapt for their courses, whether designing short-term engagements or extended service-learning programs. [Foreword written by Christopher Nayve.]
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Practitioners; Administrators
Language: English
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