Includes bibliographical references (p. -201) and index.
Preface / Randy Stoecker and Elizabeth Tryon-- 1: Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning / Randy Stoecker and Beth Tryon-- 2: Motivations of Community Organizations for Service-learning / Shannon Bell and Rebecca Carlson-- 3: Finding the Best Fit: How Organizations Select Service Learners / Cassandra Garcia, Sarah Nehrling, Amy Martin and Kristy Seblonka-- 4: The Challenge of Short-term Service Learning / Amy Martin, Kristy Seblonka, and Elizabeth Tryon-- 5: Managing Service Learners: Training, Supervising, and Evaluating / Jason Gonzalez and Barbara Golden-- 6: The Heart of Partnership: Communication and Relationships / Elizabeth Tryon, Amy Hilgendorf & Ian Scott-- 7: Service Learning in Context: The Challenge of Diversity / Cynthia Lin, Charity Schmidt, Elizabeth Tryon, and Randy Stoecker-- 8: One Director's Voice / Amy Mondlach, Director of the Grassroots Leadership College-- 9: Principles for success in Service Learning-The Three Cs / Dadit Hidayat, Samuel Pratsch, and Randy Stoecker-- 10: The Community Standards for Service Learning / Randy Stoecker and Beth Tryon-- Epilogue: The Two Futures of Service Learning / Randy Stoecker and Beth Tryon-- References.
(source: Nielsen Book Data)
Service learning has become an institutionalized practice in higher education. Students are sent out to disadvantaged communities to paint, tutor, feed, and help organize communities. But while the students gain from their experiences, the contributors to "The Unheard Voices" ask, 'Does the Community?' This volume explores the impact of service learning on a community, and considers the unequal relationship between the community and the academy. Using eye-opening interviews with community-organization staff members, "The Unheard Voices" challenges assumptions about the effectiveness of service learning. Chapters offer strong critiques of service learning practices from the lack of adequate training and supervision, to problems of communication and issues of diversity. The book's conclusion offers ways to improve service learning so that future endeavors can be better at meeting the needs of the communities and the students who work in them. (source: Nielsen Book Data)