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Designing Meaningful Projects That Meet Community Needs, Johnny Irizarry Jan 1997

Designing Meaningful Projects That Meet Community Needs, Johnny Irizarry

Special Topics, General

Taller Puertorriquefio is a community-based cultural center, located in a North Philadelphia neighborhood rich in history. Poverty has taken hold of the area as the collapse and flight of industry and work opportunities has occurred. With so many needs in our area. Taller has to make careful program choices. This is not easy when the needs are so great. In our 22-year history, our mission has been for the arts and culture to be at the core of what we do. Our guiding question in assessing community needs is "How can Taller best influence the overall well-being of the community ...


Massachusetts Service Alliance Site Visit Monitoring Tool, Massachusetts Service Alliance Jan 1997

Massachusetts Service Alliance Site Visit Monitoring Tool, Massachusetts Service Alliance

Evaluation/Reflection

Site Visit Monitoring Tool


Educating A Committe Citizenry, Faith Gabelnick Jan 1997

Educating A Committe Citizenry, Faith Gabelnick

Higher Education

If we want our students to acquire the democratic virtues of honesty, tolerance. empathy. generosity. teamwork, and social responsibility, we have to demonstrate those qualities not only in our individual professional conduct but also in our institutional policies," writes Alexander Astin in "What Higher Education Can Do in the Cause of Citizenship"' (Chronicle of Higher Education, October 6, 1995).


Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute, Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute Jan 1997

Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute, Universities As Citizens Summer Planning Institute

Conference Proceedings

Table of Contents: General Information; Developing and Action Plan; Institutional Change; Resources; and Selected Readings


Summer Of Service Leadership Academy & University Service Advocacy Fellowship Program: A Model Of Student Leadership In Service Learning At California State University, Monterey Bay, Service Learning Institute Jan 1997

Summer Of Service Leadership Academy & University Service Advocacy Fellowship Program: A Model Of Student Leadership In Service Learning At California State University, Monterey Bay, Service Learning Institute

Project Summaries

California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) opened its doors to students in August 1995 with a commitment to service learning. In keeping with its vision statement which pledges to "enable students ... to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction ... and coordinated community service" (see Attachment !), this new public university requires all students to take service learning courses before graduating (see Attachment 2).


Welcome To The Tvi Service-Learning Program, Mary Prentice, Rudy M. Garcia Jan 1997

Welcome To The Tvi Service-Learning Program, Mary Prentice, Rudy M. Garcia

Project Summaries

We are delighted that you have agreed to participate in this exciting opportunity for TVI faculty and students to become involved in Service-Learning!

The concept of service-learning is not new, of course, but in the past decade, many higher education professionals have taken the lead in promoting this as an essential dimension of the college experience. Campus Compact, for example is a consortium of over 500 college presidents who have mandated integrating service programs into their institutions. Simultaneously, the American Association of Community Colleges has recently awarded 15 grants to community colleges to create Learn and Serve Program, to develop ...


Reading Together: California Campuses And Communities Connect Through America Reads, America Reads Jan 1997

Reading Together: California Campuses And Communities Connect Through America Reads, America Reads

Project Summaries

Reading Together provides an in-depth look at how America Reads is working in California. It describes how America Reads operates in schools and communities and offers insight into what makes for strikingly successful programs.

As the data and case studies show, America Reads programs are doing great things throughout this state. Since the spring of 1998, more than 9,300 California college students have worked as America Reads tutors in more than 900 schools. Because of America Reads, almost 25,000 California elementary school children have so far received the extra help they need to learn to read and their ...


Popular Education: Adult Education For Social Change, Sandra Kerka Jan 1997

Popular Education: Adult Education For Social Change, Sandra Kerka

Partnerships/Community

Popular education is a form of adult education that encourages learners to examine their lives critically and take action to change social conditions. It is "popular" in the sense of being "of the people." Popular education emerged in Latin America in the 1960s-1970s; Paulo Freire is its best known exponent. However, its roots may be found in the French Revolution, in workers' education of the 1920s-1930s, and in such movements as the Highlander Folk School in Tennessee (Beder 1996; Jeria 1990). The goal of popular education is to develop "people's capacity for social change through a collective problem-solving approach ...


Enhancing The Learning Environment: Learning The Language Of Experiential Education, M. Clark Jan 1997

Enhancing The Learning Environment: Learning The Language Of Experiential Education, M. Clark

Higher Education

A list of terms, charts, and models are included.


The Benefits Of Service: Evidence From Undergraduates, Linda Sax Jan 1997

The Benefits Of Service: Evidence From Undergraduates, Linda Sax

Higher Education

Currently, higher education is confronting urgent calls to return to its original mission of developing a well-informed, critically thinking, and civically engaged citizenry. Indeed, recent findings from the annual survey of entering college freshmen by the Cooperative Institutional Research Program (CIRP) several record low levels of student interest in keeping up to date with political affairs, discussing politics, or working on political campaigns.


From Aahe's Series On Service-Learning In The Disciplines, Teacher Education Volume, Joseph A. Erickson, Jeffrey B. Anderson Jan 1997

From Aahe's Series On Service-Learning In The Disciplines, Teacher Education Volume, Joseph A. Erickson, Jeffrey B. Anderson

Higher Education

Progressive teacher educators face a pair of daunting yet crucial tasks. New teachers must be prepared to function successfully in schools as they exist today and also be educated to take a leadership role in the improvement and reculturing of K-12 education to more fully meet the needs of individual students and resolve societal problems. One approach that can address both these tasks is the integration of service-learning experiences into teacher preparation programs.


Service-Learning In Health Professions Education Bibliography, Community-Campus Partnerships For Health Jan 1997

Service-Learning In Health Professions Education Bibliography, Community-Campus Partnerships For Health

Bibliographies

The following list of resources will provide direction and useful information as you develop your servicelearning or community service program. Please note that some resources are listed with telephone or contact information for ordering a particular book or article. The list is not intended to be exhaustive, but reflects a compilation of materials recommended by Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. If you have a recommended resource to add to this list, please contact us at ccph@itsa.ucsf.edu.


The Work Of Citizenship And The Problem Of Service-Learning, Harry C. Boyte, James Farr Jan 1997

The Work Of Citizenship And The Problem Of Service-Learning, Harry C. Boyte, James Farr

Civic Engagement

The debates about service learning are not merely internecine squabbles between educators over methods and manners of out-of-class instruction. Or at least they don't have to be. For they reflect and are implicated in broader debates about community service and civic education more generally, as well as about citizenship, public policy, and even our understandings of American democracy and history. Take a couple of snapshots of these broader debates, now and then.


Service Learning Handbook, Prestonsburg Community College Jan 1997

Service Learning Handbook, Prestonsburg Community College

Guides

Prestonsburg Community College (PCC) and Big Sandy Area Development District (BSADD) have joined forces to offer service learning and volunteer opportunities in order to address unmet community needs of the Big Sandy region. Our program, "CONNECTIONS: Empowering Communities in Appalachia," facilitates community service opportunities in Senior Citizen Centers, Family Resource Centers, Youth Service Centers, Elementary and Secondary Schools, and many other community organizations. PCC and BSADD embrace service learning and volunteerism as powerful and meaningful approaches to education and community development. Both institutions are dedicated to linking student learners and volunteers throughout the five county service area.


Service Learning: A Step-By-Step Guide, Hoover Zariani Jan 1997

Service Learning: A Step-By-Step Guide, Hoover Zariani

Guides

There are no hard and fast rules about how to create a service learning project for your class. The experience of instructors and students has helped us put together the information in this guide to help you clarify many questions and create an exciting learning tool for your students.


Teacher-Leader Cadre Institute Training Program, Teacher-Leader Cadre Institute Jan 1997

Teacher-Leader Cadre Institute Training Program, Teacher-Leader Cadre Institute

Curriculum

Phase I: Basic Training; Phase II: Educational Training Program Service Learning; Phase III: Integration & Follow-up; and Phase IV: Peer Coaching.


Third Generation Of Service-Learning Research Yields More Thorough Data, Dale A. Blyth, Peter C. Scales Jan 1997

Third Generation Of Service-Learning Research Yields More Thorough Data, Dale A. Blyth, Peter C. Scales

Service Learning, General

The first and second generations of studies on service-learning, encompassing an era from the 1960s to the early 1990s, can be said to have consisted largely of:

1. research on experiential learning and community service in general (but not service-learning as we define it today); and

2. research conducted specifically on servicelearning programs, but having numerous methodological shortcomings.


Demonstrating Social Accountability In Medical Education, Brian Hennen Jan 1997

Demonstrating Social Accountability In Medical Education, Brian Hennen

Higher Education

The author considers the University of Toronto's Health, Illness and the Community course for undergraduate medical students, described in this issue by Wasylenki and associates (see pages 379 to 383). Social accountability in medical education demands a community orientation and hence an emphasis on outreach. Medical schools should expand their clinical service to the community, provide community-based residency placements and offer continuing medical education in rural and regional centres. Accountability also requires community involvement in planning and implementing research projects. Placing students in a community setting as part of the curriculum is praiseworthy, but it is not sufficient to ...


Imagining A Functional Partnership Between Leadership Development And Service-Learning Programs, Lisa Mcgettigan Chambers Jan 1997

Imagining A Functional Partnership Between Leadership Development And Service-Learning Programs, Lisa Mcgettigan Chambers

Higher Education

"If educators are to play a critical role in the development of ethical, responsible citizens, we cannot discuss the concept of leadership unless we discuss the concept of service" (Delve & Rice, 1990).

Student activities professionals are wearing more hats each day. One of the most recent chapeaux they have donned is that of the community service coordinator. Community service-learning has become one of the newest areas that falls within the student activities realm on campuses across the country. If student activities offices are not directly responsible for coordinating service programs and advising student service organizations, they are being asked to ...


An Assessment Of Elementary School Service-Learning Teaching Methods: Using Service-Learning Goals, Clifford Akujobi, Robert Simmons Jan 1997

An Assessment Of Elementary School Service-Learning Teaching Methods: Using Service-Learning Goals, Clifford Akujobi, Robert Simmons

Special Topics, General

The purpose of this study is to examine the progress and the difficulties teachers encounter in implementing service-learning programs in an urban elementary school. The study characterizes each service-learning project using the Kahne and Westheimer (1996) service-learning goals matrix. Based on our investigation, most of the service-learning projects at the upper elementary level emphasize emotional intelligence such as character building, social reconstruction, and additive experience. In contrast, service-learning projects at the lower elementary level focused more on social reconstruction and academic knowledge. While most service-learning projects at the upper levels create learning opportunities for students, teachers rarely challenged students' thinking ...


Teaching Character Education Through Service-Learning, Mike Brugh Jan 1997

Teaching Character Education Through Service-Learning, Mike Brugh

Special Topics, General

My tenth grade science class was starting a unit on the "Ever Changing Earth." To get things going, I opened with a discussion about earthquakes and asked the class, "What would you do if an earthquake hit right now?" Students provided the expected answers ranging from hide under a desk, to stand in the doorway, to run outside. However, one student replied, "I would head to the mall." "The mall?", I asked. David replied, "Yeah, I would break into the jewelry store and make off with a load of gold." The statement caught me flat on my feet, I would ...


Getting Started: Growing A Service-Learning Curriculum, Kathryn E. Dewsbury-White Jan 1997

Getting Started: Growing A Service-Learning Curriculum, Kathryn E. Dewsbury-White

Curriculum

The Michigan K- 12 Service-Learning Center is a part of the School of Education at the University of Michigan. Supported in part by the Michigan Department of Education with funds from the Corporation for National Community Service and the W.K. Kellogg Foundation, the Center is dedicated to the promotion of service-learning as an effective strategy for educating young people from diverse communities.

The Center provides assistance, consultation and clearinghouse services to school districts, community organizations and universities in the state of Michigan and surrounding states in the Great Lakes region. The focus of the Center is to assist in ...


Multidimentional Citizenship: Educational Policy For The Twenty-First Century, John J. Cogan, Patricia Kristine Kubow Jan 1997

Multidimentional Citizenship: Educational Policy For The Twenty-First Century, John J. Cogan, Patricia Kristine Kubow

International Service Learning & Community Engagement

As we approach the end of this turbulent century and prepare to meet the challenges of the next, the question of what constitutes education for citizenship in various nations appropriate to the demands and needs of a rapidly changing global community is critical in both national and international contexts. The planet and the human family are facing an unprecedented set of challenges, issues and problems including the globalization of the economy, a significant level of deterioration in the quality of the global environment, rapidly changing technologies and the uses of same, and ethical and social issues. How does one respond ...