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Professional Development Resources for Service-Learning



There are a number of resources to assist faculty members who develop and teach service learning courses.  These include the publications listed below, web-based resources, workshops, conferences, and of course, fellow faculty members, who are probably the best resources of all!

Books (Library and/or EaglesConnect Office):

160 Ways to Help the World: Community Service Projects for Young People, Linda Leeb Duper

Be a Global Force of One!, John Boal

Better Together: Restoring the American Community, Robert Putnam

Bowling Alone: The Collapse and Revival of American Community, Robert Putnam

Building a Movement: A Resource Book for Students in Community Service, Campus Outreach Opportunity League (COOL)

Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service, Vol. 1, 2 & 3, Jane Kendall and Associates, National Society for Internships & Experiential Education/Campus Compact

Community Service as Values Education, Cecilia Delve, Suzanne Mintz, Greig Stewart ed.

Educating Citizens: Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civic Responsibility, Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, Jason Stephens

Engaging the Whole of Service-Learning, Diversity, and Learning Communities, Joseph Galura, Penny Pasque, David Schoem, Jeffry Howard

Fundamentals of Service Learning Course Construction, Kerrissa Heffernan

Journey to Service-Learning: Experiences from Independent Liberal Arts Colleges and Universities, Robert Sigmon and Colleagues, Council for Independent Colleges

A Practitioner's Guide to Reflection in Service Learning, Student Voices and Reflections, Janet Eyler, Dwight Giles, Jr., & Angela Schmiede, funded by CNS

Praxis I: A Faculty Casebook on Community Service Learning, Jeffery Howard, ed.

Praxis II: Service-Learning Resources for University Students, Staff and Faculty, Joseph Galura, Rachel Meiland, Randy Ross, Mary Jo Callan & Rick Smith, ed.

Praxis III: Voices in Dialogue, Joseph Galura, Jeffery Howard, Dave Waterhouse, & Randy Ross, ed.

Service Counts: Revitalizing Literacy Efforts in America Higher Education, Michael Kobrin and Rachel Nadelman, Charles Drago, ed., Campus Compact

Service-Learning Code of Ethics, Andrea Chapdelaine, Ana Ruiz, Judith Warchal, Carole Wells

Service Learning: A Movement's Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice, and Future, Timothy Stanton, Dwight Giles, Jr., & Nadinne Cruz

Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices, Barbara Jacoby and Associates

Service-Learning in the Disciplines, 18-book series, Edward Zlotkowski, ed., Each volume has discipline-specific syllabi, along with excellent general information.

Service-Learning Reader: Reflections and Perspectives on Service (textbook), Gail Albert, ed., National Society for Experiential Education.

A Social Change Model of Leadership Development, Version III, Higher Education Research Institute

What Do You Stand For? A Kid's Guide to Building Character, Barbara Lewis

Where's the Learning In Service-Learning?, Janet Eyler & Dwight Giles, Jr.

Other Print Resources (EaglesConnect Office):

  1. Many how-to pieces from Campus Compact and/or Brevard Community College.  (BCC's Roger Henry is an "original" in this field and has developed some excellent material).
  2. Material from a national videoconference and from an on-campus  presentation by Ed Zlotkowski and Barbara Holland, who both have national reputations in the field.
  3. Material from other conferences that might be helpful in solving specific problems or useful in course content.
  4. Material from previous faculty workshops.
  5. Master copy of student reflection booklet that is easily adaptable for use in most service learning courses.

Videos (EaglesConnect Office):

  1. Academics in Action: The Value of Service-Learning, Senator John Glenn
  2. Culture of Giving: Service-Learning in Native American Communities, Buffy Sainte-Marie
  3. Learning in Deed: The Power of Service-Learning in American Schools, National Commission on Service-Learning
  4. Linking Citizenship and Scholarship through Service Learning: A National Imperative, recording of videoconference listed above.
  5. Immokalee Child Care Center, "A Small Miracle," possible site for service learning.
  6. SHARE, worldwide organization, available locally, that allows individuals to buy food at reduced cost, with two hours of service.  Hours earned can be banked for someone who cannot do the service requirement, such as in elderly individual or someone with a limiting disability. Great program for students on limited income, single Moms, etc.
  7. Several tutor training videos.