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- Taylor and Francis 2006; US$ 49.95
With increasing focus on excellence in research and teaching, the service role of the individual academic is often neglected. This book calls for greater recognition of this important aspect of academic life, highlighting the importance of mentoring, committee work and pastoral care in the daily running of universities. Drawing from extensive examples... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2012; US$ 36.95
How do educators engage students in community action projects without telling them what to think, how to think, or what to do? Is it possible to integrate social justice organizing into the curriculum without imposing one?s political views on students? In Actions Speak Louder than Words , longtime activist and teacher educator Celia Oyler delves... more...
- Wiley 2012; US$ 29.00
Take an in-depth look at adult learning and education for citizenship and civic engagement. This issue presents the foundational connections between the adult education and civic engagement movements. It’s filled with studies on adult learning for participatory or deliberate democratic change and engagement at the local grassroots level. Contributors... more...
- Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 124.95
An Adventure in Service-Learning is a well written and easy to read book which introduces the newcomer to service-learning and provides the seasoned practitioner with an analysis of this most interesting teaching method. Its discussion of learning will be of interest to educationists and its consideration of service will be important to those who are... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2004; US$ 49.95
Since the publication of the Coleman report in the US many decades ago, it has been widely accepted that the evidence that schools are marginal in the grand scheme of academic achievement is conclusive. Despite this, educational policy across the world remains focused almost exclusively on schools. With contributions from such figures as Jeanne Brooks-Gunn,... more...
- Monthly Review Press 2013; US$ 75.00
Americas latest war, according to renowned social critic Henry Giroux, is a war on youth. While this may seem counterintuitive in our youth-obsessed culture, Giroux lays bare the grim reality of how our educational, social, and economic institutions continually fail young people. Their systemic failure is the result of what Giroux identifies... more...
- Search Institute Press 1999; US$ 11.95
Combining service-learning and the asset framework in congregational, school, and youth program settings, this resource is designed as a workbook and includes ideas, suggestions, and worksheets to make the most of the asset-building potential of any service-learning program. more...
- Wiley 2011; US$ 42.00
There is a trend to have universities make a stronger commitment to community engagement. This book offers a how-to resource for campus leaders who want to take a strategic approach to creating change within the university and in relation to the community. It emphasizes what to do to expand community engagement at the university, and explains how... more...
- Taylor and Francis 2013; US$ 40.95
How can we create effective partnerships between home, school and the community? How can the relationships and communication between families and school be strengthened? How can families help schools to improve behaviour in their children, both at home and at school? Using a tried and tested framework that has been successfully implemented... more...