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The Engaged Department: Research, Theory, and Transformation of the Academic UnitResearch on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessments (IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research) (2012)
Chapter 5.2. The purpose of this work is to improve service learning research and practice through strengthening its theoretical base. Contributing authors include both well-known and emerging service learning and community engagement scholars, as well as scholars from other fields. The authors bring theoretical perspectives from a wide variety of disciplines to bear as they critically review past research, describe assessment methods and instruments, develop future research agendas, and consider implications of theory-based research for enhanced practice.
This volume, 2B, opens with chapters focused on defining the criteria for quality research. It then addressescommunity development, and the role of nonprofit organizations in service learning. It focusses on institutions, examining the institutionalization of service learning, engaged departments, and institutional leadership. The final section on partnerships in service learning includes chapters on conceptualizing and measuring the quality of partnerships, inter-organizational partnerships, and student partnerships.
This work constitutes a rich resource that suggests new approaches to conceptualizing, understanding, implementing, assessing, and studying service learning. Each chapter offers recommendations for future research.
- Service learning,
- Service learning -- Research
Publication DateOctober, 2012
EditorPatti H. Clayton, Robert G. Bringle and Julie A. Hatcher
Citation InformationKevin Kecskes. "The Engaged Department: Research, Theory, and Transformation of the Academic Unit" Research on Service Learning: Conceptual Frameworks and Assessments (IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research) Vol. 2B: Communities, Institutions, and Partnerships (2012) p. 471 - 504
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