This is a practical guide to designing, teaching, and coordinating service-learning courses, and for developing reciprocal community partnerships and community-based research through a lens of equity that addresses the endemic racial, social, economic, and environmental disparities across society. The text provides a comprehensive framework for developing both in-person and on-line service-learning, with a chapter on virtual delivery of courses that integrates the principles and practices described throughout the book. The authors uniquely integrate the how-to of conducting service-learning with the theoretical foundations to enact effective, equitable, and inclusive community engagement.Given this moment of enormous social inequality and divisiveness, the authors offer a new definition and set of educational principles that they characterize as Equity-Centered Community Engagement Excellence. These principles serve to guide academic and community engagement that is democratic, recognizes the voice and expertise of community partners, addresses the power imbalances between communities and academic institutions, and develops an educational experience that is potentially transformative and promotes civic responsibility.Informed by the literature of critical service-learning, critical race theory, intercultural communication theory, and social-constructivism, this book attempts to deconstruct the assumption of the preeminence of academic knowledge to reconstruct a new operational paradigm of equity-centeredness that validates community capacity to guide faculty in their redesign of service-learning curriculum, activities, collaborations, and scholarship. It is based on the principles of:·Student Agency (demonstrated as enhanced skills, knowledge, and motivation)·Community Efficacy (recognition of community assets and capacity-building)·Scholarly Advocacy (leveraging evidence-based research-based for equity-centered learning, serving, and social justice)The authors offer examples of syllabi, lessons and assignments, reflection questions, evaluation rubrics, as well as an array of teaching tips that illustrate strategies for use in the classroom and in the field.The book is addressed to faculty embarking on service-learning and to seasoned scholar practitioners looking for innovative ideas, as well as to campus administrators who coordinate community outreach or college student volunteer services, offering guidance on leveraging resources and fiscal support from external stakeholders. It is also designed to serve as a resource for professional development workshops and faculty scholar learning communities.It offers a rich compendium of ideas and examples from which faculty and practitioners can select exercises and elements to incorporate or adapt for their courses, whether designing short-term engagements or extended service-learning programs.
List of Figures List of Tables Foreword--Christopher Nayve Land Acknowledgments Positionality Statement List of Teaching Tips Introduction 1. Common Purposes 2. Community Engagement Excellence Pedagogical Component One. Cultivate 3. Co-Educational Partnerships 4. Cross-Cultural Collaborations Pedagogical Component Two. Create 5. Course Design 6. COIL and Virtual Exchange Courses Pedagogical Component Three. Craft 7. Communities of Learning, Leadership, and Empowerment 8. Critical Engagement and Conscientization Pedagogical Component Four. Compose 9. Community Engaged Scholarship 10. Course Iteration and Equity-Centered Continuation About the Authors Index
"This book provides a counter narrative to the idea of higher education as the main driver of epistemological development. The ECCE framework co-created by the authors provides us with a roadmap for designing and implementing community-engaged scholarship and pedagogy that centers community-based knowledge as the north star for addressing the most intractable injustices facing society."
From the Foreword by Christopher Nayve