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Author Stoecker, Randy, 1959- author.
Title Liberating service learning and the rest of higher education civic engagement / Randy Stoecker.
Imprint Philadelphia, Pennsylvania : Temple University Press, [2016]

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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC220.5 .S76 2016    AVAILABLE  
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 OTTERBEIN MAIN COLLECTION  LC220.5 .S76 2016    AVAILABLE  
Author Stoecker, Randy, 1959- author.
Subject Service learning -- United States.
Civics -- Study and teaching (Higher) -- United States.
Community and college -- United States.
Education, Higher -- Aims and objectives -- United States.
Description xvi, 219 pages ; 23 cm
Summary "Randy Stoecker has been "practicing" forms of community-engaged scholarship, including service learning, for thirty years now, and he readily admits, "Practice does not make perfect." In his highly personal critique, Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement, the author worries about the contradictions, unrealized potential, and unrecognized urgency of the causes as well as the risks and rewards of this work. Here, Stoecker questions the prioritization and theoretical/philosophical underpinnings of the core concepts of service learning: 1. learning, 2. service, 3. community, and 4. change. By "liberating" service learning, he suggests reversing the prioritization of the concepts, starting with change, then community, then service, and then learning. In doing so, he clarifies the benefits and purpose of this work, arguing that it will create greater pedagogical and community impact. Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement challenges--and hopefully will change--our thinking about higher education community engagement"-- Provided by publisher.
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Machine generated contents note: I. THE PROBLEM AND ITS CONTEXT -- 1. Why I Worry -- 2. A Brief Counterintuitive History of Service Learning -- 3. Theories (Conscious and Unconscious) of Institutionalized Service Learning -- Interlude -- II. INSTITUTIONALIZED SERVICE LEARNING -- 4. What Is Institutionalized Service Learning's Theory of Learning? -- 5. What Is Institutionalized Service Learning's Theory of Service? -- 6. What Is Institutionalized Service Learning's Theory of Community? -- 7. What Is Institutionalized Service Learning's Theory of Change? -- III. LIBERATING SERVICE LEARNING -- 8. Toward a Liberating Theory of Change -- 9. Toward a Liberating Theory of Community -- 10. Toward a Liberating Theory of Service -- 11. Toward a Liberating Theory of Learning -- 12. Toward a Liberated World?
ISBN 9781439913512 (hardback : alk. paper)
143991351X (hardback : alk. paper)
9781439913529 (paperback : alk. paper)
1439913528 (paperback : alk. paper)
9781439913536 (e-book)
OCLC # 921868692