Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Ed Edition

Posted by on March 4, 2005

[posted from Higher Ed Service-Learning listserv]

I am pleased to announce that the Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Education Edition is now available.

The Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Education Edition is designed to help students organize their Service-Learning projects and acquire the knowledge and skills they need to become civically engaged, productive, and fulfilled citizens. In addition, this new Service-Learning resource aids students in their pursuit of scholastic achievement, while guiding and inspiring them to take their service to their communities and the nation to a higher level of achievement.

This book is designed to help your students research, evaluate the source of, and find solutions for problems such as poverty, illiteracy, environmental destruction, disease, crime, teenage antisocial behavior, and civic apathy, on the local, national, and international levels.

The purpose of the Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Education Edition is to:

? Make it easy for faculty to establish and implement a Service-Learning program

? Make Service-Learning a meaningful, educational, and character-building experience for students

? Provide students with the opportunity to document and evaluate the success of their Service-Learning projects

? Help students work together to make real and sustainable changes in their communities, the nation, and the world

? Help students combine academic learning with service to their communities

The Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Education Edition provides a definition of Service-Learning, presents the history of the concept, and describes key components of a Service-Learning project. Other topics include:

? Creating a Better Future
? Creating a Meaningful Service-Learning Project
? Commitment to the Service-Learning Project
? Solving Problems at Their Source
? Examples of Service-Learning Projects
? Interdisciplinary Service-Learning
? Researching the Problem
? Plan of Action

The book also includes forms that make it easy for students to record and monitor weekly progress, to evaluate what activities were undertaken and how successful they were, to reflect on what they learned while carrying out their Service-Learning project, and space for instructor?s comments and evaluation. In addition, there is a list of useful contacts and Service-Learning Websites.

You can view sample pages from the Service-Learning Guide & Journal at

Please call me at 206-722-1988 to receive a free sample copy of the book.

Best regards,
Robert Schoenfeld

Publications by the author:

Service-Learning Guide & Journal?Higher Education Edition
Service-Learning Student’s Guide & Journal?For Middle & High School
Service-Learning Student’s Guide & Journal?For Elementary School

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