Community Engagement Findings Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs

Community Engagement Findings Across the Disciplines: Applying Course Content to Community Needs

by Heather K. Evans (Editor)


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This book is a reference for administrators and educators at institutions of higher learning who are thinking about taking serious steps to link their educational mission to helping their surrounding communities. Various research findings across the disciplines in higher education about integrating community engagement in traditional coursework are presented.
This book provides a multi-disciplinary and multi-method approach to both incorporating and studying the effects of community engagement (service learning) in the curriculum. Multiple departments, from Kinesiology to Sociology, as well as various types of classes (undergraduate, graduate, online, face-to-face, traditional, international) are represented here. Both qualitative and quantitative work is included. Methods involved include interviews, case studies, reflections, and surveys. One chapter also uses longitudinal data collection to address the overall effect of engaging in community engagement during the undergraduate college experience.

If you are not sure how to study the effects of community engagement on students at your university, this book is for you.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781475830811
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield Publishers, Inc.
Publication date: 09/15/2017
Pages: 152
Product dimensions: 5.90(w) x 8.80(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Heather K. Evans is an Associate Professor of Political Science at Sam Houston State University. Her research interests include political engagement, elections, public opinion, and political communication.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Community Engagement Effects Across the Disciplines: Impacts on Political Efficacy, Engagement, and Apathy
Heather K. Evans
Chapter 2: Transformative Education for Students At-Risk: Intervention through Service-Learning
Barbara Greybeck, Judy Nelson, and Richard C. Henriksen, Jr.
Chapter 3: A Qualitative Study of Perceptions and Experiences of Online Victim Services Academic Community Engagement: Graduate Student Reflections
Mary M. Breaux and James G. Booker
Chapter 4: The Impact of a Service Learning Project Involving Pre-Service Teachers Working with Incarcerated Youth
John Kelly, Colin Dalton, and Diane M. Miller
Chapter 5: Empowering Teachers for Linguistic Diversity: In Search of Professional Dispositions
Mary A. Petrón and Baburhan Uzum
Chapter 6: Using a Consumer Satisfaction Survey with Clients Receiving Child-Centered Play Therapy
Denise Peterson, Yvonne Garza-Chaves, and Rick Bruhn
Chapter 7: International Service Learning: Experiences of Mainstream Preservice Teachers Teaching EFL in Naples, Italy
Burcu Ates and Yurimi Grigsby
Chapter 8: Learning Beyond the Classroom: Online Service-learning
Jin Young Choi
Chapter 9: Academic Community Engagement Research in Kinesiology: Undergraduate Students’ Attitudes toward Individuals with Disabilities
Jihyun Lee, José A. Santiago, Seung Ho Chang, and Justin A. Haegele
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