By Barbara Jacoby and Associates
It really is transparent that service-learning has the capability to yield large merits to scholars, groups, and associations of upper schooling. elevated scholar studying has been good documented. As groups achieve new strength to fulfill their wishes and bigger potential to capitalize on their resources, service-learning permits better schooling to satisfy its civic accountability. while service-learning lives as much as its power to guide schools and universities to rework themselves into totally engaged electorate in their groups and the realm, its skill to lead to confident social switch is unlimited.
To prevail, service-learning needs to be grounded in a variety of strong, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. Building Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles major voices within the box to deliver their services to undergo in this the most important subject. college, directors, pupil leaders, and group and company leaders will locate this quantity choked with important details, exemplary types, and sensible instruments had to make service-learning succeed.
Comprehensive in scope, Building Partnerships for Service-Learning includes:
- Fundamentals and frameworks for constructing sustainable partnerships
- Assessment as a partnership-building process
- The advanced dynamics of collaboration among educational affairs and pupil affairs
- Partnering with scholars to reinforce service-learning
- How to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning
- Profiles and case reviews of remarkable partnerships with neighborhoods, neighborhood enterprises, and K-12 schools
- Partnerships for collaborative motion research
- Exploring the demanding situations and merits of company and foreign partnerships
- The dynamic dating of service-learning and the civic renewal of upper education
Building Partnerships for Service-Learning is the basic advisor to taking service-learning and partnerships to the following level.
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The Benchmarks publication stresses that it was designed to stimulate further thinking and discussion. In this vein, several chapters in this book refer to these principles and have even adapted them to apply more directly to speciﬁc kinds of service-learning partnerships, including those with students. FUNDAMENTALS OF SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS 13 Community-Campus Partnerships for Health: Principles of Good Community-Campus Partnerships Community-Campus Partnerships for Health (CCPH) is a nonproﬁt organization whose mission is “to foster partnerships between communities and educational institutions that build on each other’s strengths and develop their roles as change agents for improving health professions education, civic responsibility, and the overall health of communities” (Community-Campus Partnerships for Health, 2001).
Presentation at the American Association for Higher Education National Conference, Mar. 2001. Center for the Advancement of Collaborative Strategies in Health. Partnership Self-Assessment Tool. org]. June 2002. Community-Campus Partnerships for Health. html]. Apr. 2001. , Cooper, D. , and Hollander, E. L. ” About Campus, 2001, 6(1), 2–8. Ehrlich, T. Civic Responsibility and Higher Education. Phoenix: Oryx, 2000. Grobe, T. Synthesis of Existing Knowledge and Practice in the Field of Educational Partnerships.
Although campuses and communities are necessary members of these partnerships, the principles are general enough to inform collaborations with the private sector, government agencies, and others. And although service-learning is fundamental to the partnerships described by Campus Compact, the benchmarks are designed to “extend the reach of service-learning” toward “fully engaged campuses” (p. 2). Multisector partnerships, especially those that transform the partners in ways that increase their capacity to bring their resources to bear on mutually deﬁned problems, have far more potential to address problems at higher levels and in more comprehensive ways.
Building Partnerships for Service Learning by Barbara Jacoby and Associates