1st Edition

Experiencing Citizenship Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science

Edited By Richard M. Battistoni, William E. Hudson Copyright 1997

    This practical guide is intended for faculty and service-learning directors, combining the how-to information and rigorous intellectual framework that teachers seek. What distinguishes this volume is that the contributors are writing for their peers. They discuss how service-learning can be implemented within political science and what this discipline contributes to the pedagogy of service-learning. The book offers both theoretical background and practical pedagogical chapters which describe the design, implementation, and outcomes of political science service-learning programs, as well as annotated bibliographies, program descriptions and course syllabi.

    Foreword—Edward Zlotkowski Introduction—Richard M. Battistoni and William E. Hudson Part One. Service-Learning as a Mode of Civic Education The Decline of Democratic Faith—Jean Bethke Elshtain Teaching/Theorizing/Practicing Democracy. An Activist's Perspective on Service-Learning in Political Science—Meta Mendel-Reyes The Work of Citizenship and the Problem of Service-Learning—Harry C. Boyte and James Farr Examining Pedagogy in the Service-Learning Classroom. Reflections on Integrating Service-Learning Into the Curriculum—Karen D. Zivi Part Two. Course Narratives Community Service-Learning as Practice in the Democratic Political Arts—Gregory B. Markus Service-Learning in the Study of American Public Policy—William E. Hudson Political Theory—James Farr Research Methods—Daniel J. Palazzolo Women and Citizenship. Transforming Theory and Practice—Cynthia R. Daniels Politics, Community, and Service—Richard Guarasci Civil Rights and Liberties—Bill Swinford Service-Learning and Comparative Politics. A Latin American Saga—Robert H. Trudeau The Police Corps. Researching Teaching and Teaching Research—Milton Heumann Bringing Service and Politics Together. A Community College Perspective—Mona Field Part Three. The Discipline and Beyond Experiencing Government. Political Science Internships—Stephen Frantzich and Sheilah Mann Service-Learning and Empowerment—Ed Schwerin Civic Leadership—Richard A. Couto Afterword—Benjamin R. Barber Appendix Annotated Bibliography Additional Service-Learning Courses in Political Science List of Contributors


    Richard M. Battistoni is Professor of Political Science at Providence College and Campus Compact Engaged Scholar on Civic Engagement. Formerly the Director of the Feinstein Institute for Public Service at Providence College, Rick also developed and directed service-learning efforts at Rutgers and Baylor Universities. A scholar in the field of political theory with a principal interest in the role of education in a democratic society, his major service-learning publications include Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science (co-edited with William E. Hudson) and Making a Major Commitment: Public and Community Service at Providence College,” in Zlotkowski, ed., Successful Service-Learning Programs. Another book, Education for Democracy: Citizenship, Community and Service, which he co-edited with Benjamin R. Barber, is a principal textbook used in service-learning classes taught around the country. Rick is currently heading a National High School Civic Engagement Initiative, a two-year project funded by a grant from The Pew Charitable Trusts. William E. Hudson is professor of political science at Providence College. He is also the author (with Richard Battistoni) of Experiencing Citizenship: Concepts and Models for Service-Learning in Political Science.