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Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century

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Today’s students face the challenge of finding a career and a passion while facing economic uncertainty. Service learning has the potential to challenge and inspire students as they hone their skills. An increasingly popular subject, service and experiential learning are changing the way education is taught worldwide. Student Experiences and Educational Outcomes in Community Engagement for the 21st Century collects and analyzes students’ experiences in diverse service-learning contexts, giving fodder for rethinking strategies and finding optimal pedagogies for successful community engagement. This unique publication is ideal for educators, administrators, policy makers, and students of education.

Table of Contents

  1. Cover
  2. Title Page
  3. Copyright Page
  4. Book Series
    1. Mission
    2. Coverage
  5. Editorial Advisory Board and List of Reviewers
    1. Editorial Advisory Board
  6. Preface
    1. AUDIENCE
    2. CONTENT
  7. Acknowledgment
  8. Section 1: Community Engagement Collaborations across Curricula and Contexts
    1. Chapter 1: Impact of Community Engagement in Higher Education
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. MAIN FOCUS OF THE CHAPTER
      5. ISSUES, CONTROVERSIES, PROBLEMS
      6. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      11. APPENDIX
    2. Chapter 2: Experiential Learning, Service Learning, and Engagement in a University ESL Setting
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. OVERVIEW OF THE GRADUATE COHORT PROGRAM
      5. ENGAGEMENT
      6. EXPERIENTIAL LEARNING
      7. SERVICE LEARNING
      8. RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 3: “It Depends on the Type of Program”
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. METHOD
      5. RESULTS AND DISCUSSION
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS AND CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX 1: PRE-SERVICE-LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE
      10. APPENDIX 2: JOURNAL PROMPTS (FROM COURSE SYLLABUS)
      11. APPENDIX 3: POST-SERVICE-LEARNING QUESTIONNAIRE
    4. Chapter 4: Community Service Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. DATA COLLECTION AND ANALYSIS
      5. FINDINGS
      6. DISCUSSION
      7. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      8. CONCLUSION
      9. REFERENCES
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    5. Chapter 5: Service-Learning in Action
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. ISSUES AND CHALLENGES
      5. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS FOR THE FUTURE
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
  9. Section 2: Community Engagement Online
    1. Chapter 6: E-Service-Learning in Virtual Teamwork
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. GROWTH OF VIRTUAL TEAMWORK
      4. INSTRUCTIONAL DESIGN STRATEGIES
      5. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTION
      6. CONCLUSION
      7. REFERENCES
      8. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      9. APPENDIX 1: REQUEST FOR E-SERVICE COMMUNITY PARTNER
      10. APPENDIX 2: TEAM CONTRACT
      11. APPENDIX 3: PEER EVALUATION
    2. Chapter 7: Service Learning Online
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. THE GLOBAL REACH OF SERVICE LEARNING: LDR 480, ORGANIZATIONAL LEADERSHIP CAPSTONE, NORTHERN KENTUCKY UNIVERSITY, 2012
      5. RECOMMENDATIONS
      6. FUTURE CONSIDERATIONS
      7. REFERENCES
      8. APPENDIX 1: GLOBAL SERVICE LEARNING
  10. Section 3: Further Considerations
    1. Chapter 8: Service Learning for the Community College Student
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. REFERENCES
    2. Chapter 9: Supporting Graduate Students to Implement Community-Engaged Research
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. BACKGROUND
      4. TRAINING GRADUATE STUDENTS IN COMMUNITY-ENGAGED RESEARCH METHODS
      5. THE COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT PROGRAM’S APPROACH TO SUPPORTING GRADUATE STUDENTS’ COMMUNITY ENGAGED-RESEARCH
      6. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
      9. ADDITIONAL READING
      10. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
    3. Chapter 10: Challenges of Practicing and Honing Leadership Skills through Cross-Cultural Service Learning
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. COMBINING CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT WITH UNDERGRADUATE LEADERSHIP COURSE
      4. DETERMINANTS OF EXPATRIATE ADJUSTMENT (4 FACTORS)
      5. ENVIRONMENTAL FACTORS INFLUENCING EXPATRIATE ADJUSTMENT (2 FACTORS)
      6. CULTURE SHOCK
      7. DELAY AND POSTPONEMENT OF CROSS-CULTURAL SERVICE LEARNING PROJECT
      8. SOLUTIONS AND RECOMMENDATIONS
      9. FUTURE RESEARCH DIRECTIONS
      10. CONCLUSION
      11. REFERENCES
      12. KEY TERMS AND DEFINITIONS
      13. ENDNOTE
    4. Chapter 11: Deepening of Critical Thinking Skills through the Use of Civic Engagement
      1. ABSTRACT
      2. INTRODUCTION
      3. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT: WHAT IT IS AND HOW IT WORKS
      4. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE ENGAGED SCHOLAR
      5. CIVIC ENGAGEMENT AND THE ACADEMIC OUTCOME OF CRITICAL THINKING
      6. CRITICAL THINKING MODEL FOR USE WITH CIVIC ENGAGEMENT
      7. CONCLUSION
      8. REFERENCES
  11. Compilation of References
  12. About the Contributors