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Title Civic service worldwide : impacts and inquiry / edited by Amanda Moore McBride and Michael Sherraden ; foreword by Amitai Etzioni.
Imprint Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, 2007.

Subject Labor service.
National service.
Young volunteers in community development.
Alt Name McBride, Amanda Moore, 1971-
Sherraden, Michael W. (Michael Wayne), 1948-
Description 1 online resource (xvi, 272 pages) : illustrations
polychrome rdacc
Bibliography Note Includes bibliographical references and index.
Contents Building knowledge on civic service worldwide / Amanda Moore McBride and Michael Sherraden -- From military service to civic service: the evolution of national youth service / Donald J. Eberly and Reuven Gal -- The effects of national service in Africa, with a focus on Nigeria / Ebenezer Obadare -- Toward universal national youth service in Israel: possible social capital effects / Nicole Fleischer and Reuven Gal -- The effects of national service in the United States: a research synthesis / James L. Perry and Ann Marie Thomson -- Civic service among youth in Chile, Denmark, England, and the United States: a psychological perspective / Judith Torney-Purta, Jo-Ann Amadeo, and Wendy Klandl Richardson -- The potential effects of service-learning and community service in educational settings in Latin America / MarĂ­a Nieves Tapia -- Youth service and elder service in comparative perspective / Nancy Morrow-Howell and Fengyan Tang -- International civic service: a step toward cooperation in a global world / Margaret Sherrard Sherraden -- Social psychological theory and the potential for intergroup and ethnonational cooperation in civic service programs / Ronald Pitner -- Civic service across nations and cultures: the range of effects and ways to study them / Justin Davis Smith and Angela Ellis Paine -- Directions in civic service scholarship: an institutional perspective / Amanda Moore McBride and Michael Sherraden, with Natasha Menon.
Summary A comprehensive collection of the research and policy developments in civic service worldwide, this work provides an assessment of what works and what doesn't work in the field. It presents a conceptualization and operational definition of civic service that allows for variations across nations and cultures.
Note Print version record.
ISBN 9780765622204 (electronic bk.)
0765622203 (electronic bk.)
9780765616401 (hbk.)
0765616408 (hbk.)
OCLC # 191953149
Additional Format Print version: Civic service worldwide. Armonk, N.Y. ; London : M.E. Sharpe, 2007 (DLC) 2006012759

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