New PDF release: Service-Learning: History, Theory, and Issues

By Bruce W. Speck, Sherry Hoppe

Even supposing service-learning courses may have varied theoretical roots, college who have interaction their scholars in service-learning is probably not be cognizant of choices to the single they undertake. This e-book provides not just a old standpoint, however it additionally debates the theories and matters surrounding the conflicts inherent in these theories. One thought, in accordance with a philanthropic version, engages scholars in a dedication to serve others from a feeling of gratitude for his or her personal strong fortunes or from a wish to provide again to groups from which they've got benefited. mostly, service-learning courses in keeping with the philanthropic or communitarian versions care for the overt wishes of neighborhood individuals. against this, the civic version calls for deeper research of some of the political and social concerns which may be the reason for social stipulations that require assistance from the extra lucky. rivals of the civic concept worry that proponents see the study room as a discussion board for advancing specific political agendas, conceivably indoctrinating scholars to a specific view of social injustices.This ebook offers the theories and reviews their advantages and liabilities, delivering perception into the commonly divergent curricular functions. It additionally examines the explanations professors may still give some thought to service-learning parts of their periods and offers assets for extra research of either thought and perform.

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A review of the combined historical development of service-learning and social work will help to explain this phenomenon. EARLY D EM O CR AT S A ND T HE DI S C I P L E S O F JOHN D EWEY The concept of democracy as based upon fully knowledgeable participation of adults in society and the equal access of all adults to education became an important goal of early social workers and social activists. This thrust for social democracy came from an unexpected source. Adult education and the responsibility of those learning a profession to participate in service-learning was the message proposed by early social work educator and reformer Eduard Lindeman who rose to prominence in the 1920s and 1930s after the progressive movement.

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