From The American Association for Higher Education
CONNECTING PAST AND PRESENT:
CONCEPTS AND MODELS FOR SERVICE-LEARNING IN HISTORY
This is a book that goes beyond simple "how to" to provide a rigorous intellectual forum. Scholarly essays discuss what service-learning can contribute to the discipline of history, as well as what history can contribute to the epistemology of service-learning. Pedagogical essays describe specific implementation examples across a range of campus types and community settings. Includes sample syllabi and resource lists.
These essays make a compelling case for the importance of history. Why study history? We, along with many (most?) of the authors in this volume, would answer: to better understand the world in order to help change the world for the better. Service-learning, we would further argue, helps historians better understand the world as they work to change it.-- Ira Harkavy and Bill M. Donovan, volume editors
Over the last 25 years, service-learning has found justification in educational institutions as both an alternative pedagogy and as a movement aimed at transforming the culture of higher education. Ernest Boyer placed community-based education at the core of the creation of the "New American College," what he describes as "an institution that celebrates its capacity to connect thought and action, theory and practice.-- John Saltmarsh
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Association of American Colleges & Universities
AAC&U's site provides detailed descriptions of its projects, including the Diversity initiative, in which service-learning and campus-community partnerships play an important role. The site also contains general information about membership, meetings, and publications.
American Association of Community Colleges, Service-Learning Page
This is the site for AACCs service-learning project. Includes links to model programs at various community college campuses, general information about federal initiatives such as America Reads, and practical information about applying service-learning in the community college curriculum. Also includes a listing of workshops and events and links to service-learning organizations.
The Big Dummy's Guide to Service-Learning
This site is organized around frequently asked questions and divided into faculty and programmatic issues. Includes "1,01 Ideas for Combining Service & Learning" in various disciplines.
This is service-learning's central agency. Campus Compact serves as a resource for finding other faculty engaged in service-learning, syllabi, publications, conference information, grants, and awards. The membership profile indicates Campus Compact's widespread presence in higher education. Historians can download model syllabi from history courses that incorporate service-leaming. it is also possible to download the 1999 document by Harry Boyte and Elizabeth Hollander "Wingspread Declaration of the Civic Responsibilities of Research Universities."
Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL)
This website is primarily directed at students to aid their efforts in service. But faculty will find it useful to browse. It contains aids to enhance student leadership, books, and manuals for students, information on meetings, a listserv for questions and to exchange ideas.
Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges
Includes listings of events, awards, and publications (with an on-line order form and a number of on-line versions). Also includes detailed descriptions of CCNCCC's mission and major projects.
The Colorado Service-Learning Home Page
A comprehensive site with definitions of service-learning; a thorough listing of undergraduate service-learning programs with on-line course lists and syllabi; links to college and university homepages; and a list of links to service-learning organizations, networks, and resources. This site also houses a searchable archive of the Colorado Service-Learning listserv, which most faculty will find more useful for gathering ideas and resources than subscribing to the list itself, and which, on occasion, engages in faculty bashing.
International Partnership for Service-Learning
This site lists institutions with service-learning study abroad programs. it gives information about programs, lists countries that have established service-learning courses of study, curriculum information together with information on intercultural exchanges, and internship programs.
Learn, Serve & Surf
An "Internet resource kit" for service-learning practitioners. A site created as part of a graduate student's work in instructional technology and the University of Texas at Austin. Lists model programs and practices, listservs, discussion sites, links, etc. Also contains a definition and description of service-learning and its various components, with a bibliography.
Michigan Journal of Community Service-Learning
MJCSL is a peer-reviewed academic journal containing papers written by faculty and service-learning educators on research, theory, pedagogy, and issues pertinent to the service-learning community. The site contains abstracts of MJCSL articles and information on subscribing and submitting manuscripts.
The National Service-Learning Clearinghouse
This site contains a searchable database of K-12 and higher education service-learning literature, information about events, listservs, and Learn & Serve America efforts and links to a variety of service-learning information resources.
National Society for Experiential Education
Includes information about various experiential education methods, including service-learning. Also includes membership and conference information, lists of publications and resources.
Last Updated: February 9, 2009