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A number of print and online resources are available to help you learn more about the many facets of civic engagement, community-based participatory research, community service learning, and the work some of our partners are doing. We've included those we think will contribute to methods of scholarship and teaching, and that will impact your students' ability to make a difference. Click on the graphical book
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Service Learning for Civic Engagement Series, Stylus Publishing, LLC
Series Editor: Gerald Eisman, Director, Institute for Civic & Community Engagement at San Francisco State University. Foreword by Robert A. Corrigan, President of San Francisco State University.
The authors of the thirteen chapters in Gender Identity, Equity, and Violence bring excitement and innovations to teaching about gender from a wide range of theoretical and discipline perspectives. The book provides many examples of the power of learning through experience as the authors demonstrate that “…the authority of the feminist teacher as intellectual and theorist finds expression in the goal of making students themselves theorists of their own lives by interrogating and analyzing their own experience.” (Weiler, 1991)
Race, Poverty, and Social Justice explores multiple examples of how to connect classrooms to communities through service learning and participatory research to teach issues of social justice. The various chapters provide examples of how collaborations between students, faculty, and community partners create models of democratic spaces (on and off campus) where the students are teachers and the teachers are students.
Research, Advocacy, and Political Engagement showcases innovative approaches to using service learning to introduce students to political engagement. Faculty from disciplines as diverse as Political Science, Education, Urban and Regional Planning, Business, Communications, Sociology, Mathematics, Economics, and Women’s Studies share stimulating ideas and adapatable models that advance disciplinary knowledge, develop collaboration with communities, and engage students in the political process.
This book explores how educators and community caretakers teach the complex web of inter-connection between the micro level of individual health and well-being and the macro level of larger social structures. Through the lenses of courses in anthropology, ESL, gerontology, management information systems, nursing, nutrition, psychology, public health, and sociology, the contributors offer examples of intergenerational and interdisciplinary practice, and share cutting-edge academic creativity to model how to employ community service learning to promote social change.
Social Responsibility and Sustainability, Edited by Tracy McDonald
This concluding volume 5 in the series presents the work of faculty who have been moved to make sustainability the focus of their work, and to use service learning as one method of teaching sustainability to their students. This monograph is divided into three sections: The first is Environmental Awareness, the second section explores the means by which we can foster commitment to community service, and the last section on Sustainability Concepts in Business and Economics explores how we can prepare students to encourage and be a part of sustainable business practice.