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By Barbara Jacoby and Associates

It really is transparent that service-learning has the aptitude to yield super advantages to scholars, groups, and associations of upper schooling. elevated scholar studying has been good documented. As groups achieve new strength to satisfy their wishes and bigger potential to capitalize on their resources, service-learning allows better schooling to satisfy its civic accountability. while service-learning lives as much as its strength to guide schools and universities to rework themselves into totally engaged electorate in their groups and the area, its skill to lead to confident social switch is unlimited.

To be triumphant, service-learning has to be grounded in a variety of reliable, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. Building Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles top voices within the box to convey their services to undergo in this the most important subject. college, directors, scholar leaders, and neighborhood and company leaders will locate this quantity full of important info, exemplary versions, and useful instruments had to make service-learning succeed.

Comprehensive in scope, Building Partnerships for Service-Learning includes:

  • Fundamentals and frameworks for constructing sustainable partnerships
  • Assessment as a partnership-building process
  • The advanced dynamics of collaboration among educational affairs and pupil affairs
  • Partnering with scholars to augment service-learning
  • How to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning
  • Profiles and case reviews of exceptional partnerships with neighborhoods, neighborhood businesses, and K-12 schools
  • Partnerships for collaborative motion research
  • Exploring the demanding situations and merits of company and overseas partnerships
  • The dynamic courting of service-learning and the civic renewal of upper education

Building Partnerships for Service-Learning is the fundamental consultant to taking service-learning and partnerships to the subsequent level.

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She openly recognizes that university partners have a role in assisting community organizations that would like to partner with them but lack the infrastructure to do so. For both university and community partners, she stresses the importance of developing and sustaining broad-based capacity to engage in shared work. Some of the chapters that follow refer specifically to one or more of these three partnership frameworks. In other chapters these principles are implicit, or similar principles are stated in the authors’ own terms.

Building Partnerships for Service-Learning Chapter One Fundamentals of ServiceLearning Partnerships Barbara Jacoby High-quality service-learning that is beneficial to all parties involved must be built on a solid foundation of carefully developed partnerships. It has been said that “service-learning and partnerships are two sides of the same coin” (Bailis, 2000, p. 5). This chapter provides an overview of service-learning and its status in higher education today. It then outlines why service-learning must be based on a web of democratic and reciprocal partnerships.

A. A. degree from Clarkson University (1994). Keith Morton is associate professor of American studies in English and director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College. A. A. D. (1986) degrees are in American studies from the University of Minnesota. He has worked in the areas of community development, community service, and community theory for the past fifteen years. Prior to joining Providence College in 1994, he was program director and then executive director of the University of Minnesota YMCA and director of Campus Compact’s Project on Integrating Service with Academic Study.

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