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Service-Learning in Theory and Practice The Future of Community Engagement in Higher Education

ISBN-10: 0230622518
ISBN-13: 9780230622517
Edition: 2010
Authors: Dan W. Butin
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Book details

List price: $45.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
Publication date: 3/15/2010
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 174
Size: 5.50" wide x 8.00" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

This book offers a comprehensive rethinking of the theory and practice of service-learning in higher education. Democratic and community engagement are vital aspects of linking colleges and communities, and this book critically engages the best practices and powerful alternative models in the academy. Drawing on key theoretical insights and empirical studies, Butin details the limits and possibilities of the future of community engagement in developing and sustaining the engaged campus.

Dan W. Butin is the founding dean of the school of education at Merrimack College. He is the editor and author of over fifty books, articles, and book chapters, including the books Teaching Social Foundations of Education and Service-Learning and Social Justice Education. Dr. Butin's research focuses on issues of educator preparation and policy and community engagement. Dr. Butin has been the assistant dean of the school of education at Cambridge College and a faculty member at Gettysburg College. Prior to working in higher education, Dr. Butin taught middle school, in an adult GED program, and was the chief financial officer of Teacher For America. More about Dr. Butin's teaching and scholarship can be found at http://danbutin.org/ .

List of Figures and Tables
Foreword
Preface
Defining and Disturbing Service-Learning in Higher Education
Conceptualizing Service-Learning
The Limits of Service-Learning
The Possibilities of Service-Learning
Institutionalizing Service-Learning in Higher Education
Disciplining Service-Learning
Majoring in Service-Learning?
The Futures of Service-Learning?
Embracing a Scholarship of Engagement in Higher Education
Toward a Theory and Practice of Community Engagement
Living With(in) The Future: Higher Education Trends and Implications for Service-Learning
References
Index

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