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Title Service-learning and writing : paving the way for literacy(ies) through community engagement / edited by Isabel Baca
Published Boston, Massachusetts : Brill, 2012
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Description 1 online resource (297 pages) : illustrations
Series Studies in writing, 1572-6304 ; 26
Studies in writing ; v. 26
Contents Introduction: Service-learning: engaging writers with their communities / Isabel Baca -- Bridging classroom and community: an approach to doing service-learning in the writing classroom / Adam Webb -- Community and client partnerships for students writing about science: exploiting a situated rhetorical context / Kate Kiefer -- Team writing for the community: literacies developed in a service-learning context / Kara Poe Alexander and Beth Powell -- Why are you making me do this? An examination of student attitudes toward writing with the community service-learning projects / Susan Garza -- Writing while participating: incorporating ethnography in service-learning across the curriculum / Guillermina Gina Núñez -- Service-learning with transnational students in cross-cultural contexts: a case study on the U.S.-México border / Judith Munter, Erika Mein and Claudia Urista -- Finding a shared path: journal writing, reciprocity, and international service-learning / Rebecca Westrup and Phil Bamber -- Composing cognition: the role of written reflections in service-learning / James M. Dubinsky, Marshall Welch and Adrian J. Wurr -- Assessing adaptive transfer in community-based writing / Michael-John DePalma -- The "new discourse city" of older writers: aging and disability as assets to collaborative learning / Suzanne Kesler Rumsey, Ruth E. Ray, Lauren Marshall Bowen and Donora Hillard -- Afterword: community writing pedagogies in the spirit of the new mestiza / Thomas Deans
Summary "Discusses service-learning as a teaching and learning method and its integration with writing. The various authors, from different disciplines and institutions, present service-learning as a means of having students practice writing in real world settings, and they show how relationship-building and partnerships between higher education and diverse communities produce benefits for all involved - the students, faculty, administrators, and the communities themselves. This volume demonstrates how writing instruction and/or writing practice can complement community engagement and outreach at local, national, and international contexts. Through different cross-cultural contexts and academic disciplines, the various authors explore reflection, assessment, internalization, diversity, and multiple literacies and their importance when integrating service-learning in higher education and community literacy. Through case studies, theory, and practice, the authors, both in and outside the United States, prove that service-learning can be implemented across institutions, academic disciplines and courses, countries, and cultures. Higher-education faculty and administration, college students, non-profit organizations, program directors, and community literacy instructors will be able to see how service-learning provides opportunities for partnerships, quality education, and community engagement. Service-learning is a venue that allows students and community members to practice and improve their literacy skills while meeting some of their communities' needs
Notes Electronic version available
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Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index
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Subject Authorship -- Study and teaching.
Service learning.
Form Electronic book
Author Baca, Isabel, 1965- editor
ISBN 9004248471
9789004248472 (e-book)
(hardback ;) (alk. paper)