Learning to Serve: Promoting Civil Society Through Service Learning
ISBN/ASIN: 9781461352877,9781461508854,0792385403,0792386124,0792386590,0792377877,0792372220,0792374517 | 2002 | English | pdf | 452/443 pages | 22.4 Mb
Publisher: Springer US | Author: Maureen Kenny, Lou Anna K. Simon, Karen Kiley-Brabeck, Richard M. Lerner (auth.), Maureen E. Kenny, Lou Anna K. Simon, Karen Kiley-Brabeck, Richard M. Lerner (eds.) | Edition: 1
Service learning, as defined by the editors, is the generation of knowledge that is of benefit to the community as a whole. This seventh volume in the Outreach Scholarship book series contributes a unique discussion of how service learning functions as a critical cornerstone of outreach scholarship.
The sections and chapters of this book marshal evidence in support of the idea that undergraduate service learning, infused throughout the curriculum and coupled with outreach scholarship, is an integral means through which higher education can engage people and institutions of the communities of this nation in a manner that perpetuate civil society. The editors, through this series of models of service learning, make a powerful argument for the necessity of "engaged institutions".