1st Edition

Practice Of Change Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Women's Studies

Edited By Barbara J. Balliet, Kerrissa Heffernan Copyright 2000
    230 Pages
    by Routledge

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    This volume, seventh in the Service-Learning in the Disciplines Series, explores the important lessons women’s history and women’s studies hold for the broader service-learning community and the critical opportunity for women’s studies to reconnect with its activist past. The book includes essays with real examples of service-learning projects in women’s studies and lists an extensive bibliography of service-learning and women’s studies sources.

    PART ONE. THEORY AND HISTORY. On Critical Thinking and Connected Knowing—Blythe McVicker Clinchy; Educating the Artist. A Political Statement—S.A. Bachman, with D. Attyah; A Feminist Challenge to Community Service. A Call to Politicize Service-Learning—Tobi Walker; The History of Women and Service in the United States. A Rich and Complex Heritage—Helen Damon-Moore; Service-Learning and Women's Studies. A Community College Perspective—Karen Bojar; PART TWO. EDUCATING FOR ACTION. The “Different Voice” of Service—Catherine Ludlum Foos; Learning Across Boundaries. Women' Studies, Praxis, and Community Service—Mary Trigg and Barbara J. Balliet; Women's Studies and Community-Based Service-Learning. A Natural Affinity—Patricia A. Washington; Educated in Agency. Student Reflections on the Feminist Service-Learning Classroom—Melissa Kesler Gilbert; The Urban Educational Initiative. Supporting Educational Partnerships With Young, Urban Girls—Kimberly Farah and Kerrissa Heffernan; PART THREE. NARRATING THE JOURNEY. Women, AIDS, and Social Justice. An Autobiography of Activism and Academia—Sally Zierler; TCBY in Limón, Costa Rica. Women's Studies and the (Re)construction of Identity in International Service-Learning—Debra J. Liebowitz; “Civic Character” Engaged. Adult Learners and Service-Learning—Eve Allegra Raimon and Jan L. Hitchcock; Resolving a Conundrum. Incorporating Service-Learning Into a Women and the Law Course—Mary Pat Treuthart; BIBLIOGRAPHY.


    Series Editor: Edward Zlotkowski is a professor of English and founding director of the Service-Learning Project at Bentley College. He also is senior associate at the American Association for Higher Education. Volume Editors: Barbara J. Balliet is associate director of women's studies at Rutgers University-New Brunswick. Her edited collection Women Culture and Society (1999) grew out of regular discussions among the faculty and graduate stu­dents teaching the introductory women's studies course there. A cultural historian, she is currently completing a book on gender and illustration in the 19th century. She received her PhD from New York University. Kerrissa Heffernan is project associate in Integrating Service With Academic Study at Campus Compact, Brown University. Previously, Heffernan was the Arnow Weiler professor of liberal arts at Lasell College, and director of its Women's Studies Program. Additionally, she was the director of the Center for Public Service, and director of the Donahue Institute for Values and Public Life at Lasell. She is also the founder and director of Camp COLORS, a summer camp for preschool children with HIV.