Building Partnerships for Service Learning by Barbara Jacoby and Associates

By Barbara Jacoby and Associates

It really is transparent that service-learning has the aptitude to yield great advantages to scholars, groups, and associations of upper schooling. elevated scholar studying has been good documented. As groups achieve new strength to fulfill their wishes and larger potential to capitalize on their resources, service-learning allows larger schooling to satisfy its civic accountability. while service-learning lives as much as its power to guide faculties and universities to rework themselves into absolutely engaged electorate in their groups and the realm, its skill to lead to confident social swap is limitless.To be triumphant, service-learning needs to be grounded in a variety of sturdy, reciprocal, democratic partnerships. development Partnerships for Service-Learning assembles prime voices within the box to convey their services to undergo in this an important subject. college, directors, scholar leaders, and group and company leaders will locate this quantity full of important details, exemplary versions, and useful instruments had to make service-learning succeed.Comprehensive in scope, development Partnerships for Service-Learning comprises: basics and frameworks for constructing sustainable partnerships evaluation as a partnership-building strategy The complicated dynamics of collaboration among educational affairs and scholar affairs Partnering with scholars to augment service-learning tips on how to create campuswide infrastructure for service-learning Profiles and case stories of exceptional partnerships with neighborhoods, group organizations, and K-12 colleges Partnerships for collaborative motion examine Exploring the demanding situations and advantages of company and foreign partnerships The dynamic courting of service-learning and the civic renewal of upper schooling construction Partnerships for Service-Learning is the fundamental advisor to taking service-learning and partnerships to the following point.

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Ramaley (2000a) explains: “Often partnerships are fragmented by competing interests within the community, or on campus, or both” (p. 3). In addition, there are few models of sustained and truly reciprocal partnerships between colleges and communities. There are even fewer examples of multisector partnerships. We are still cautiously testing the waters, most often dipping our toes in gingerly. As such, I have resisted the temptation to select a single framework or set of principles as a standard for the service-learning partnerships described in this book.

Vol. 1. : National Society for Experiential Education, 1990. Torres, J. ). Benchmarks for Campus/Community Partnerships. : Campus Compact, 2000. Troppe, M. Participatory Action Research: Merging the Community and Scholarly Agendas. : Campus Compact, 1994. Jacoby 12/26/02 7:46 PM Page 20 Chapter Two Developing a Theory and Practice of CampusCommunity Partnerships Sandra Enos and Keith Morton In this chapter, we argue that colleges and universities that are deeply committed to service-learning should enter into authentic, sustained partnerships with the communities in which they are located.

In this spirit, I encouraged the chapter authors to ground their work in the principles and theoretical perspectives that seemed most appropriate to them. It is significant, however, that there are similarities among the several lists of characteristics of high-quality partnerships that have emerged in the last five years. Three such lists, or frameworks, are offered below. It is also notable that there are differences in emphasis among them. Jacoby 12/26/02 7:46 PM Page 9 FUNDAMENTALS OF SERVICE-LEARNING PARTNERSHIPS 9 mon’s three principles (1979) and the Principles of Good Practice for Combining Service and Learning, commonly referred to as the “Wingspread principles” (Porter Honnet and Poulsen, 1989).

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