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  • The Unheard Voicesby Randy Stoecker; Elizabeth A. Tryon

    Temple University Press 2009; US$ 30.95

    Service learning has become an institutionalized practice in higher education. Students are sent out to disadvantaged communities to paint, tutor, feed, and help organize communities. But while the students gain from their experiences, the contributors to  The Unheard Voices  ask, "Does the community?" This volume explores the impact... more...

  • Psychologische Förder- und Interventionsprogramme für das Kindes- und Jugendalterby

    Springer Berlin Heidelberg 2009; US$ 39.95

    Der Markt der Trainings- und Förderprogramme im Kindes- und Jugendbereich ist extrem unübersichtlich. Erziehungsberater, Therapeuten oder Schulpsychologen haben es schwer, im Dickicht der Angebote einen Überblick zu gewinnen, gute von schlechten Verfahren zu unterscheiden oder herauszufinden, welche Verfahren für die eigene Zielgruppe überhaupt geeignet... more...

  • International Perspectives on Contexts, Communities and Evaluated Innovative Practicesby Rollande Deslandes

    Taylor and Francis 2009; US$ 48.95

    Research and practice in the vast field of school-family-community relations have evolved dramatically over the last thirty years. Schools throughout the world face enormous challenges due to demographic changes and societal problems, making partnerships among schools, families and community groups a necessity. Specific issues such as poverty, school... more...

  • Handbook of School-Family Partnershipsby Sandra L. Christenson; Amy L. Reschly

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 125.95

    Family-school partnerships are increasingly touted as a means of improving both student and school improvement. This recognition has led to an increase in policies and initiatives that offer the following benefits: improved communication between parents and educators; home and school goals that are mutually supportive and shared; better understanding... more...

  • How to Walk to Schoolby Jacqueline Edelberg

    Rowman & Littlefield Publishers 2009; US$ 14.99

    How to Walk to School is the story of motivated parents galvanizing and then organizing an entire community to take a leap of faith, transforming a challenged urban school into one of Chicago's best, virtually overnight. The fate of public education is not beyond our control. In How to Walk to School , Susan Kurland, an entrepreneurial principal,... more...

  • Les universités et la ville au Moyen Âgeby Daniel Le Blévec

    BRILL 2007; US$ 141.00

    The incorporation of universities into medieval cities produced specific difficulties for and benefits to urban communities. Ranging from Coimbra to Prague, the case studies collected in this volume examine the particular forms of contact between two institutions which marked the Middle Ages. more...

  • Student Engagement Techniquesby Elizabeth F. Barkley

    Wiley 2009; US$ 42.00

    Keeping students involved, motivated, and actively learning ischallenging educators across the country,yet good advice on how toaccomplish this has not been readily available. Student EngagementTechniques is a comprehensive resource that offers college teachersa dynamic model for engaging students and includes over one hundredtips, strategies, and... more...

  • An Asset Builder's Guide to Service-Learningby Eugene C. Roehlkepartain; Mary Byers; Thomas Bright; Beth Margolis-Rupp; Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner

    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...

  • An Adventure in Service-Learningby Anto T Kerins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2012; US$ 149.95

    An Adventure in Service-Learning argues that education can provide not just knowledge and skills but it can also encourage the development of values and responsibility Service-Learning is a teaching method unlike any other. It allows students to use their classroom theory to help others through relevant service or volunteering activity. In so doing,... more...

  • Place- and Community-Based Education in Schoolsby Gregory A. Smith; David Sobel

    Taylor and Francis 2014; US$ 45.95

    Place- and community-based education ? an approach to teaching and learning that starts with the local ? addresses two critical gaps in the experience of many children now growing up in the United States: contact with the natural world and contact with community. It offers a way to extend young people?s attention beyond the classroom to the world... more...