By Barbara Jacoby and Associates

It really is transparent that service-learning has the aptitude to yield great merits to scholars, groups, and associations of upper schooling. elevated scholar studying has been good documented. As groups achieve new power to fulfill their wishes and larger ability to capitalize on their resources, service-learning allows greater schooling to satisfy its civic accountability. whilst service-learning lives as much as its capability to guide faculties and universities to remodel themselves into absolutely engaged voters in their groups and the area, its skill to result in confident social swap is limitless.To prevail, service-learning needs to be grounded in quite a lot of strong, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. construction Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles prime voices within the box to deliver their services to undergo in this an important subject. college, directors, scholar leaders, and group and company leaders will locate this quantity full of very important details, exemplary types, and sensible instruments had to make service-learning succeed.Comprehensive in scope, construction Partnerships for Service-Learning comprises: basics and frameworks for constructing sustainable partnerships evaluation as a partnership-building procedure The advanced dynamics of collaboration among educational affairs and pupil affairs Partnering with scholars to augment service-learning how you can create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning Profiles and case stories of remarkable partnerships with neighborhoods, group businesses, and K-12 colleges Partnerships for collaborative motion learn Exploring the demanding situations and merits of company and foreign partnerships The dynamic courting of service-learning and the civic renewal of upper schooling construction Partnerships for Service-Learning is the fundamental consultant to taking service-learning and partnerships to the subsequent point.

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Xvii). In the few years since the book was published, much has been accomplished to tap the vast potential of service-learning. Jacoby 12/26/02 2 7:46 PM Page 2 BUILDING PARTNERSHIPS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING of volunteerism and community service. ” We have more research about its effects, more models and principles to guide its practice, more support from national organizations, and more financial and other involvement of government and foundations. We are more certain of the powerful ways in which service-learning contributes to what has become an even clearer and sharper focus on the quality and coherence of the student learning experience and the achievement of desired learning outcomes.

In many instances, service-learning partnerships have served as the catalyst for broader and deeper engagement and civic responsibility by colleges and universities. Service-learning has encouraged colleges and universities of all types to reexamine and bolster their missions to prepare students to become civically engaged citizens. Jacoby 12/26/02 7:46 PM Page 3 FUNDAMENTALS OF SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS 3 eral public are concerned that studies reveal that, although youth involvement in community service has increased in recent years, their interest and participation in our democratic institutions have decreased dramatically (Cone, Cooper, and Hollander, 2001; Sax, Astin, Korn, and Mahoney, 1999).

Terry Pickeral is executive director of the National Center for Learning and Citizenship, which provides leadership in service-learning, citizenship, and state and district policy. He leads several national service-learning and citizenship initiatives, including Learning In Deed, Every Student A Citizen, and Schools as Citizens. He coauthored and coedited several service-learning resource books for the Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges and completed a Corporation for National and Community Service Fellowship.

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