Learning Through Serving: A Student Guidebook for Service-learning Across the Disciplines

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Intended for college-level students who are engaged in service-learning. This book aims to enable the reader to derive the benefit from the experience - in terms of providing service to the community partner, developing his/her skills and knowledge, connecting back what she or he learns to course objectives and the framework of their discipline.
 

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Contents

1 What Is ServiceLearning ?
7
2 Building and Maintaining Community Partnerships
17
3 Becoming Community
33
PART TWO Learning the Landscape Learning the Language
43
4 Groups Are Fun Groups Are Not Fun
45
5 Creating Cultural Connections
67
PART THREE Facilitating Learning and MeaningMaking Inside and Outside the Classroom
81
6 Reflection in Action
83
8 Expanding Horizons
113
PART FOUR Assessing the Engagement Effort
123
Are We Making a Difference?
125
10 Looking Back Looking Forward
139
References
145
Index
149
The Authors
153
Copyright

7 Failure with the Best of Intentions
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About the author (2005)

Christine M. Cress is Professor, Postsecondary, Adult, and Continuing Education (PACE) Program, Portland State University.

Peter J. Collier is Associate Professor of Sociology at Portland State University.

Vicki L. Reitenauer is an instructor in the senior Capstone service-learning program at Portland State University.

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