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Community-Based Learning Readings

Community-Based Learning Background

Howard, J. (2001). Principles of Good Practice for Service-Learning Pedagogy. Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning: Service-Learning Course Design Workbook, University of Michigan: OCSL Press, Summer pp. 16-19.

Jacoby, B. (1996). Service-Learning in Higher Education: Concepts and Practices. Chapter 1: Foundations and Principles of Service-Learning

Cress, C. (2013). Learning Through Serving. Chapter 1: What are Service-Learning

and Civic Engagement?

Elyer & Giles (1999). Where is the Learning in Service-Learning? Identifying the Learning Outcomes of Service.

Eyler & Giles (1994). The Theoretical Roots of Service-Learning in John Dewey: Toward a Theory of Service-Learning. Michigan Journal of Service Learning, Fall volume 1, number 1.

Daynes, G. (2004). Jane Addams and the Origins of Service-Learning Practice in the United States. Michigan Journal of Service Learning, Fall 2004.

Cone, D. Service-Learning Practice, Developing a Theoretical Framework. Introduction to the Service Learning Toolkit. Campus Compact.

Bringle, R. & Hatcher, B. Reflection in Service Learning: Making Meaning of Experience. Introduction to the Service Learning Toolkit. Campus Compact.

Reed, J. Facilitating Reflection: A Manual for Leaders and Educators


Articles for Critical Reflection

Eby, J. (1998). Why Service Learning is Bad.

Davis, A. (2006). What we Don't Talk About When We Don't Talk About Service. The Civically Engaged Reader.

Strom, S. (2010). Does Service learning Really Help? The New York Times.

Tatum, B. The Complexity of Identity: "Who Am I?"

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