Educating Students to Make a Difference

Educating Students to Make a Difference : Community-Based Service Learning

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Educating Students to Make-a-Difference covers a range of issues related to service learning, addressing the "who," "why," and "so what" of service-learning experiences. It provides information that will aid in the development of service-learning programs and courses.The in-depth studies on student volunteerism found in this book will show you how incorporating student service objectives into your curriculum can improve your students'self-esteem and school involvement, as well as alleviate depression and problem behavior. Educating Students to Make-a- Difference will enhance your knowledge and understanding of volunteerism and its many benefits, showing you how to ignite the volunteer in each of your students. By encouraging volunteerism, you'll increase your students'problem-solving and leadership skills, as well as their awareness of social issues, and see the positive impact service learning has on students, faculty and the community. Educating Students to Make-a-Difference gives qualitative and quantitative assessments of attributes that predict volunteerism in student populations and the social values that are developed or enhanced as a consequence of service-learning experiences. You'll learn about student predispositions and motivations for community service across a variety of student populations. In addition to promoting moral and social values, service-learning opportunities present educational benefits as well as benefits to personal and professional growth. You will see this as the book explores:

the "who", "why", and "so what" of service learning
educational benefits of service-learning opportunities
self-esteem and self-efficacy
faculty benefits
comparisons between volunteers and nonvolunteers
motivations and predispositions for student volunteerism
selection and retention of student volunteers

Your colleagues will want to borrow your syllabus after seeing the results of your new community service incorporated class material. Educating Students to Make-a-Difference gives you the insight on student patterns and volunteerism and data to service learning activities that enhance your students'educational experiences.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 172 pages
  • 152 x 229 x 9.4mm | 266g
  • Taylor & Francis Ltd
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • Illustrations, black and white
  • 1138993328
  • 9781138993327

Table of contents

Contents An Introduction to Community-Based Service Learning (CBSL)

Learning to Serve: Predispositions and Motivations
Parental Helping Models, Gender, and Service Learning
Collegiate Service-Learning: Motives Underlying Volunteerism and Satisfaction with Volunteer Service
Community Volunteerism Among College Students and Professional Psychologists: Does Taking Them to the Streets Make-a-Difference?
Medical Student Motivations to Volunteer: Gender Differences and Comparisons to Other Volunteers
Service As Learning: Student, Faculty, and Community Outcomes
Clinical Application of the Service-Learning Model in Psychology: Evidence of Educational and Clinical Benefits
Faculty and Student Participation and Perceptions of Service-Learning Outcomes
Attitudinal and Academic Effects of Service Learning
Student Perceptions of the "Learning" in Service-Learning Courses
The Unintended Consequences of Volunteerism: Positive Outcomes for Those Who Serve
Learning Science for Social Good: Dynamic Tensions in Developing Undergraduate Community Researchers
Reference Notes Included
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