Service-Learning and the Liberal Arts

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  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2008-11-15
  • Publisher: Lexington Books

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"What are the connections between service-learning and a liberal arts education? That is the central question of this volume and scholars from a variety of disciplines - chemistry, economics, education, philosophy, political science, psychology, public policy, religious studies, and sociology - answer it here. The scholars, collected by Craig A. Rimmerman, ground their essays in the positive assumption that service-learning contributes significantly to students' moral, ethical, and social development within the broader context of a liberal arts education." "The contributors engage in the critique of service and then respond to that critique within the context of their individual chapters. Readers will have a better understanding of what does and does not work in and out of the classroom and why. The practical appeal of this volume lies in the fact that other teachers and students who are interested in both developing their own service-learning courses and connecting those courses to broader issues of citizenship, democracy, theories of justice, ethics, and morality can find advice and applications of successful service-learning endeavors within it."--BOOK JACKET.

Author Biography

Craig A. Rimmerman is professor of public policy studies and political science and the Joseph P. DiGangi Endowed Chair in the Social Sciences at Hobart and William Smith Colleges.

Table of Contents

Forewordp. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xi
Introductionp. 1
Service-Learning in an Ethics Coursep. 7
Service-Learning: Process and Participationp. 21
Understanding Service at the Service of Understanding: An Exploration of Service-Learning in the Artsp. 41
Teaching the Unteachable: Service-Learning and Engagement in the Teaching of Genocide and the Holocaustp. 61
Service-Learning and Public Policyp. 71
America Reads as Service-Learning: A Stereophonic Reportp. 85
Incorporating Service-Learning in Quantitative Methods Economics Coursesp. 107
The Evolution of a Service-Learning Coursep. 137
Learning about Student Alcohol Abuse and Helping to Prevent It through Service-Learning Initiatives: The HWS Alcohol Education Projectp. 151
HWS Responds: A Case Study of How the Civic Engagement Office and Co-curricular Service-Learning Can Enhance the Liberal Artsp. 171
Service-Learning Lessonsp. 187
Bibliographyp. 191
Indexp. 201
About the Contributorsp. 209
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