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Education and Social Action
Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education

Edited By

Sinclair Goodlad

ISBN 9781138344389
Published April 28, 2020 by Routledge
204 Pages

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Book Description

Originally published in 1975 Education and Social Action, examines the possibility and value of effecting links between community service and the curriculum in various sectors of higher education. It describes what has been done in each of several disciplines in giving students the opportunity to carry out work of direct social utility within the context of the curriculum. It examines the benefits and the problems experienced by students, their teachers, and analyses the social and educational issues involved. The book derives links between the work of Community Service Volunteer in fostering links between Community Service and the curriculum, not only in schools but in institutions of higher education.

Table of Contents

Foreword, Alec Dickson

Introduction: Community Service and the Curriculum in Higher Education, Sinclair Goodlad

1. Student, College and Community, John Cartledge

2. Student Help for the Educationally Disadvantaged, Eric Midwinter

3. The Student of Literature and the Needs of Children, Geoffrey Summerfield

4. Law Students and Community Action, Michael Zander

5. Community Service and Community Planning – Whose Ideals?, Judith Allen and John Palmer

6. Community-Related Project Work in Engineering, John Brown and Sinclair Goodlad

7. Fieldwork in Theological Education, Anthony Dyson

8. A Sandwich Course in Sociology, Nancy Burton and Stephen Cotgrove

9. Summer Projects for Children with Language Difficulties, Eric Hawkins and June Derrick

10. Community Action in Liberal Studies, David Brockington


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Sinclair Goodlad, who is emeritus professor of sociology of higher education, was from 1992 until his retirement Director of the Humanities Programme at Imperial College London.  His principal work for Imperial College now is to run workshops on technical presentation for the Graduate School of Engineering and Physical Sciences (GSEPS) and for the Centre for Continuing Professional Development (CPD)