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  • 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...

  • An Adventure in Service-Learningby Anto T. Kerins

    Ashgate Publishing Ltd 2010; US$ 144.95

    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...

  • Reaching Out Through Readingby Carrie Sorby Duits; Adelle K. Dorman

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 38.00

    Build relationships between students and their community, while encouraging the development of important life skills. This resource helps you integrate service learning into your curriculum. After defining service learning and connecting research to practical classroom applications, the authors give you the tools to launch your own program. Appropriate... more...

  • Toward a Civil Societyby C. David Lisman

    ABC-CLIO 1998; US$ 31.95

    Addressing the need for marshalling the resources of education to help promote a more civil society, this book argues that education has a critical role to play in challenging the dominant views of politics and education. Service-learning, or academically-based community service is seen as a promising educational pedagogy that can help students acquire... more...

  • Organizing for Social Partnershipby David J. Siegel

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 48.95

    The most complex social challenges ? such as post-secondary access and success for under-represented students, diversification of the workforce, poverty, environmental degradation, and global health ? exceed the problem-solving capacity of single organizations or societal sectors. Organizing for Social Partnershipprovides colleges and universities,... more...

  • Thirteen Steps to Teacher Empowermentby Steven Zemelman; Harry Ross

    Heinemann 2009; US$ 24.38

    Experts talk about teacher empowerment, but 13 Steps to Teacher Empowerment is the first book with direct, easy-to-take steps for teacher self-empowerment.Steven Zemelman and Harry Ross draw from research, the experiences of practicing teachers, and the principles of community organizing. Their steps can make your job more fulfilling and help you achieve:?... more...

  • A Learning Community in the Primary Classroomby Jere Brophy; Janet Alleman; Barbara Knighton

    Taylor and Francis 2010; US$ 53.95

    This book, resulting from a collaboration among an educational psychologist, a social studies educator, and a primary teacher, describes in rich detail and illustrates with excerpts from recorded lessons how primary teachers can engage their students in social studies lessons and activities that are structured around powerful ideas and have applications... more...

  • Students Helping Studentsby Fred B. Newton; Steven C. Ender; John N. Gardner

    Wiley 2010; US$ 37.00

    This practical guide is considered the standard for training the thousands of college students who serve as leaders, tutors, counselors, and advisors for their peers. Beginning with a fundamental discussion of student growth and development and current research on the topic, the authors go on to provide learning objectives and exercises to help prepare... more...

  • Higher Education Service-Learning Sourcebookby Robin J. Crews; Henry Rasof

    ABC-CLIO 2001; US$ 139.00

    Service-learning in higher education symbiotically combines community service and academic study--that both fields strengthen in the union is one reason for the movement's increasing popularity. This comprehensive guide to service-learning in colleges and universities includes:||• A-Z encyclopedia of terms and concepts|• Directory of... more...

  • Becoming an Engaged Campusby Carole A. Beere; James C. Votruba; Gail W. Wells; Lee S. Shulman

    Wiley 2011; US$ 45.00

    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...