Service-Learning and the Liberal Arts

Service-Learning and the Liberal Arts : How and Why It Works

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The book evaluates service-learning within the context of a liberal arts education from a variety of disciplines. Contributors have written chapters that have practical appeal to other teachers and students interested in developing their own service-learning courses and connecting those courses to broader issues of citizenship and democracy.
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Product details

  • Paperback | 228 pages
  • 152.4 x 226.06 x 15.24mm | 340.19g
  • Lexington Books
  • Lanham, MD, United States
  • English
  • Reprint
  • 0739121227
  • 9780739121221

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This is a refreshing book that provides readers with opportunities to think about how to effectively use service-learning in their courses. As one who has used service-learning scores of times, I completed this book with a new understanding of its value to the liberal arts, new ideas for how I can deepen my own use of the pedagogy, and a renewed enthusiasm for service-learning as a method to better educate my students. -- Joseph Cammarano, Providence College
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Table of contents

1 Table of Contents 2 Dedication Chapter 3 Preface Chapter 4 Acknowledgments Chapter 5 Introduction Chapter 6 1. Service-Learning in an Ethics Course Chapter 7 2. Service-Learning: Process and Participation Chapter 8 3. Too Much of a Good Thing: When Service Interferes with Learning Chapter 9 4. Teaching the Unteachable: Service-Learning and Engagement in theTeaching of Genocide and the Holocaust Chapter 10 5. Service-Learning and Public Policy Chapter 11 6. Does Skill Count? A Reflection on the America Reads Experience Chapter 12 7. Incorporating Service-Learning in Quantitative Methods Economics Courses Chapter 13 8. Service-Learning in a Bidisciplinary Course: A Chronological and Conceptual Journey, 1995-2006 Chapter 14 9. Learning about and Helping to Prevent Alcohol and Other Drug Abuse through Service-Learning Initiatives Chapter 15 10. The Role of the Public Service Office in Service-Learning at Hobart and William Smith Colleges Chapter 16 11. Service-Learning Lessons
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