Scholarship for Sustaining Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

Edited by:
Melody A. Bowdon, University of Central Florida, Orlando
Shelley H. Billig, RMC Research Corp., Denver
Barbara A. Holland, Service-Learning Clearing House

A volume in the series: Advances in Service-Learning Research. Editor(s): Alan S. Tinkler, Missouri State University. Todd A. Price, National Louis University.

Published 2008

This eighth volume in the Advances in Service-Learning Research series includes eight essays selected from manuscripts submitted by participants in the seventh annual conference of the International Association of Research in Service-Learning and Community Engagement, held in Tampa, Florida, in October, 2007. The volume builds upon the theme of that conference: "Sustainability and Scholarship: Research and the K-20 Continuum," bringing together the work of scholars from K-12 and higher education to argue for the connection between rigorous and purposeful research and sustainable service-learning and civic engagement. Articles range from models for program-level assessment to examples of significant field-based research projects to approaches to advance discipline-based sustainable impacts to connections between civic education and sustainable communities. Voices of community partners, students, faculty members, administrators, and discipline-based organizations are part of the conversation, and each of the essays raises important challenges for future research that can help to shape, document, and sustain the important impacts of work in this field.

Acknowledgments. Series Introduction, Shelly H. Billig. Introduction, Melody A. Bowdon. PART I: SUSTAINING INTERDISCIPLINARY PROGRAMS IN HIGHER EDUCATION. Investigating Student Learning Within and Across Linked Service-Learning Courses, Jessica Katz-Jameson, Patti H. Clayton, and Robert G. Bringle. Community Self-Efficacy and First-Year Undergraduate Honors Service-Learning, Trae Stewart. PART II: RESEARCH TO SUSTAIN SERVICE-LEARNING IN K-12 EDUCATION. Promoting Secondary Students’ Character Development in Schools Through Service-Learning, Shelley H. Billig, Dan Jesse, and Marc Brodersen. Sustainability of Service-Learning: What do K-12 Teachers Say? Marjori Krebs. PART III: SUSTAINING FACULTY ENGAGEMENT IN SERVICE-LEARNING AND COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT. Service-Learning Research as a Feedback Loop for Faculty Development, Shelley Henderson, Megan Fair, Paul Sather, Barbara Dewey. Assessing the Learning in a Service-Learning Project Using Outcomes Measures Recommended by the Commission on Public Relations Education, Sally Blomstrom and Hak Tam. PART IV: SERVICE-LEARNING AND ETHICS EDUCATION. Building Ethical Citizen Scholars: Student Success in Service-Learning, Susan Waters and Elizabeth Carmichael Burton. A Research Study Investigating the Impact of Service-Learning on Ethical Decision Making for Ethics Education, Brian Hoyt. About the Authors.