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Building Bridges For Women Through Service-Learning: Bringing Students And Communities Together To Combat Domestic Violence In Honduras, Darlene Metcalf-Bergeron Dec 2013

Building Bridges For Women Through Service-Learning: Bringing Students And Communities Together To Combat Domestic Violence In Honduras, Darlene Metcalf-Bergeron

Electronic Theses and Dissertations

This thesis defines service-learning and domestic violence, while describing how bringing students and communities together through service-learning courses can build and has already built bridges for victims of violence against women. Collaboration is essential in the quest to raise awareness about domestic violence through education. This thesis will demonstrate through data and photojournalism this collaboration between students of SPA/MLC Service-Learning Classes of UMaine from 2006 through to and including 2011.

As the themes in this thesis develop the reader will also begin to question what lies just beyond our borders and behind closed doors for women of the twenty-first ...


Reading The Community: Helping Students Learn The Process, Judith A. Ramaley Oct 2013

Reading The Community: Helping Students Learn The Process, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

Colleges and universities in the 21st century will thrive through extensive collaborations with other higher education institutions and with communities with which they have special affinities. These relationships will create an educational environment that promotes deeper learning and student success, while generating knowledge that can be put to good use in improving the sustainability of local and global communities, and the diversity and strength of the economy. This paper will explore ways to engage students in the life of their communities while they take an active role in addressing challenges that affect local culture, health, economic stability and the environment ...


Building And Strengthening Ties In The Community Through Service-Learning Opportunities, Lori Auletta May 2013

Building And Strengthening Ties In The Community Through Service-Learning Opportunities, Lori Auletta

Graduate Student Independent Studies

The author gives an overview of the activities of a service-learning club she formed at an independent school as well as the expansion of the service-learning into the curriculum and the efforts to integrate the community into the events at the school.


Beacon Voyages For Service: 2013 Alternative Spring Break Trip To The Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Sherrod Williams Apr 2013

Beacon Voyages For Service: 2013 Alternative Spring Break Trip To The Pine Ridge Reservation, South Dakota, Sherrod Williams

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

This March, fourteen UMass Boston students traveled to the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation in South Dakota to address the pressing issues of poverty faced by the Oglala Lakota people by assisting in construction efforts such as repairing stairwells, building children’s bunk beds, and installing protective skirting around mobile homes to help increase the overall quality of life on the reservation. In conjunction with the service work, special attention was placed on fostering relationships and participating in a cultural exchange with the Oglala Lakota community that has created awareness about the tribulations faced by the United States of America’s ...


Social Equality And Environmental Education In Brazil, Sherrod Williams Apr 2013

Social Equality And Environmental Education In Brazil, Sherrod Williams

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Beacon Voyages for Service (BVS) is a program within the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement that coordinates Alternative Break programs. BVS Brazil traveled to Porto Alegre. This group of students partnered with “The Brazilian Association of Cultural Exchange (ABIC)” and the Center for Environmental Education to learn about the social problems that affect the citizens of Brazil and tackle issues of waste management. The students work alongside community members in a recycling unit and spend many hours working with local youth.


Building Sustainability In Rural Puerto Rico, Sherrod Williams Apr 2013

Building Sustainability In Rural Puerto Rico, Sherrod Williams

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Beacon Voyages for Service (BVS) is a program within the Office of Student Leadership and Community Engagement that coordinates Alternative Break programs. BVS Puerto Rico traveled to Las Marias, Puerto Rico. This group of students partnered with Plenitud Eco-Educational Initiatives to learn about sustainability through organic farming and permaculture practices in rural areas of Puerto Rico.


Harbor Point Partnership, Office Of Athletics And Recreation, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harbor Point Apartments Company Apr 2013

Harbor Point Partnership, Office Of Athletics And Recreation, University Of Massachusetts Boston, Harbor Point Apartments Company

Office of Community Partnerships Posters

Harbor Point Outreach Partnership (HPOP) is a community-university tutoring and afterschool youth enrichment program based on the work of students in service-learning classes and volunteers from UMass Boston. Currently, there are 50 UMass Boston students and 10 community residents working with 70 students at the Walther Denney Center.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Adriana Arias Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Adriana Arias

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Dominic Dibiase Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Dominic Dibiase

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Cindy Guerrero Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Cindy Guerrero

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Juliette Nieves Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Juliette Nieves

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Seeking More High-Quality Undergraduate Degrees: Conditions For More Effectively Working With Policy Makers, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 2013

Seeking More High-Quality Undergraduate Degrees: Conditions For More Effectively Working With Policy Makers, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

Our nation’s colleges and universities have always sought to prepare their graduates for life and work in their own era. The pressures we face today, both from outside the academy and within the higher education community, are complex, interlocking, and hard to manage. Some of these challenges require us to rethink what it means to be educated in today’s world and to explore ways to provide a coherent and meaningful educational experience in the face of the turbulence, uncertainty, and fragmentation that characterizes much of higher education today.


Service Learning Students’ Perceptions Of Citizenship, Audrey Falk Jan 2013

Service Learning Students’ Perceptions Of Citizenship, Audrey Falk

Education Faculty Publications

This study examines the conceptions of citizenship held by students engaged in a service learning course. Open-ended responses to instructor-developed surveys were analyzed. Results indicated that students primarily viewed good citizenship in terms of community service; however, their ideas about service were limited to passive kinds of service such as helping others and volunteering, rather than active kinds of service such as community organizing. Results were compared with conceptions of citizenship held by students engaged in another course with a smaller volunteering component. Opportunities for broadening service learning students’ understanding of citizenship are discussed.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Olivia Bustos Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Olivia Bustos

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Karen Mendoza Luis Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Karen Mendoza Luis

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Erika Wong Zhang Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Erika Wong Zhang

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Reinventing Citizenship As Public Work, Harry C. Boyte Jan 2013

Reinventing Citizenship As Public Work, Harry C. Boyte

Civic Engagement

The fate of democracy is inextricably tied to the work of educators, as well as to the meaning of citizenship and the practices of civic education. If we are to create a citizen-centered democracy—with citizens capable of tackling the mounting challenges of our time—we must revisit conventional ideas. We will have to reinvent citizenship as public work, for the sake of ourselves as educators, as well as for our students and for the democracy itself.


Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Md Alam Jan 2013

Personal Reflections From Eportfolio: Ahrc New York City, Md Alam

Community Action Forum: Seidenberg School

No abstract provided.


Thriving In The 21st Century By Tackling Wicked Problems, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 2013

Thriving In The 21st Century By Tackling Wicked Problems, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

More than 20 years ago, I was a member of a leadership roundtable in Portland, Oregon, that was working on achieving the ambitious goal of 100 percent graduation rate from high school. In the course of our deliberations, we finally asked ourselves why young people were dropping out of school. After listening to a number of experts talk about retention, we thought to ask ourselves, “What would the young people themselves say?” To find out, we invited a group of young high school dropouts and high school student leaders to an afternoon conversation. The experts had talked about various strategies ...


How Disruptive Is Information Technology Really?, Judith A. Ramaley Jan 2013

How Disruptive Is Information Technology Really?, Judith A. Ramaley

Higher Education

In an administrative career lasting over thirty years, first as a provost and then through three presidencies and a stint at the National Science Foundation, I have watched while changes in technology have reshaped the nature and character of discovery, the gathering and interpretation of increasingly complex observations whose patterns would be completely opaque if we did not have high-speed computing to sort them out, and the integration and use of knowledge in ways that would have been impossible when I went to college in the early 1960s. I went from having to learn the purpose of each of the ...


Spreading The Word: Service Learning In A Media Literacy Course, Carrie Buchanan, Margaret O. Finucane Ph.D. Dec 2012

Spreading The Word: Service Learning In A Media Literacy Course, Carrie Buchanan, Margaret O. Finucane Ph.D.

Carrie Buchanan

Proliferating media and other digital tools have created a landscape that beckons children and adolescents as consumers and producers. It is imperative that young people develop knowledge and skills to effectively leverage those media for entertainment, learning, and critical analysis. This research focuses on an undergraduate media literacy course that teaches how children and adolescents absorb and interact with different types of
media. The course sent undergraduate students into the surrounding community to teach what they are learning on campus to children in elementary and middle-school programs, either in the classroom or after school. The authors used participant action research ...