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Sheffield, Eric C
Strong community service learning : philosophical perspectives / Eric C. Sheffield
New York : Peter Lang, c2011
book jacket
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 4th Floor  LB1707 .S44 2011    AVAILABLE
Subject(s) Teachers -- Training of -- Cross-cultural studies
Teachers -- In-service training -- Cross-cultural studies
Physical Description xvi, 195 p. ; 23 cm
Note Includes bibliographical references and index
Contents My CSL story -- Making the case for philosophy -- A brief history of an educational idea -- Aims -- Community: a rose by any other name -- Service: self and stranger -- Epistemology -- Reflection: binding together community, service, and learning -- Democratic education: weak community service learning -- Toward strong community service learning -- A critique of practice -- Selected research on CSL outcomes
Summary Community Service Learning (CSL) is, potentially, the most powerful and far reaching educational reform movement in recent memory. Yet, that potential has yet to be realized. One major reason for CSL's limited success is found in its runaway conceptual confusion: in becoming everything to everyone, CSL has lost its philosophical bearings and, not surprisingly, its practical value. This study attempts to restore CSL's philosophical bearings, arguing that there are particular understandings of its components that imply particular kinds of educational practices. In this philosophical clarification lies the hope that CSL can meet its immense potential as a transformative school and community practice. This book provides information for those who have an interest in making schools a vital community resource
NOTE 511036
Series Adolescent cultures, school & society ; v. 53

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