Civic Engagement Pedagogy In The Community College: Theory And Practice by Emily SchneeCivic Engagement Pedagogy In The Community College: Theory And Practice by Emily Schnee

Civic Engagement Pedagogy In The Community College: Theory And Practice

byEmily SchneeEditorAlison Better, Martha Clark Cummings

Hardcover | November 28, 2015

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This book will help post-secondary educators to discover the joys and challenges of implementing theoretically grounded civic engagement projects on their campuses. The essays on civic engagement and public scholarship are written by an interdisciplinary group of community college faculty who have designed and implemented civic engagement projects in their classrooms. The projects they describe stand at the intersection of research, theory and pedagogy. They challenge dominant constructions of civic engagement as students bring their community, culture and history into the classroom. The authors consider the particular complexities and constraints of doing civically engaged teaching and scholarship at the community college level and situate their projects within current theoretical debates about civic engagement, public scholarship, and public higher education.
Title:Civic Engagement Pedagogy In The Community College: Theory And PracticeFormat:HardcoverDimensions:268 pagesPublished:November 28, 2015Publisher:Springer-Verlag/Sci-Tech/TradeLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:3319229443

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Table of Contents

Introduction by Emily Schnee, Alison Better and Martha Clark Cummings.- Part I: Social Structures and Student Agency.- Introduction to Part I by Alison Better.- Community College as a Site for Community Organizing: A Model for Facilitating Social Justice Engagement by Stuart Parker.- Disrupting the Dream: Teaching Civil Rights History at a 21stCentury Community College by Debra Schultz.- The Political is Personal: Public Sociology and Social Change through Community Engagement by Alison Better.- Supporting Critical Civic Learning with Interactive Technology by Jason Leggett.- Part II: Civic Engagement within the Disciplines.- Introduction to Part II by Emily Schnee.- What Does this Have to Do with Psychology?: Challenges and Possibilities of Civic Engagement in Introduction to Psychology by Jason VanOra.- Incorporating Civic Engagement in the Human Anatomy and Physiology Course by Anna Rozenboym.- Creating Civically Engaged Writing in a Cross-Cultural Teacher Education Class: Challenges and Possibilities by Laura Kates.- Personal Connection and Formal Research: Community College Students Develop Multicultural Counseling Competency by Michelle Billies and Catheleen Heyliger.- Addressing Civic Issues in Biology Lab through Citizen Science by Christina Colón.- Undocumented Immigrants and Myself: Building Bridges through Research in a First Year English Course by Tisha Ulmer.- Part III: College as Community.- Introduction to Part III by Martha Clark Cummings.- Learning about Community in a First Semester Learning Community: How Community Based Projects Strengthen Student Engagement by George Hill.- Engaging Students in the Community of College by Emily Schnee.- From Discontent to Civic Engagement in an ESL Learning Community by Martha Clark Cummings.- Developing Effective Service Learning Campus - Community Partnerships by Peter Fiume

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Civic Engagement Pedagogy in the Community College arrives in a timely fashion. Community colleges serve diverse students in a vibrant microcosm of their surrounding local neighborhoods. These institutions have become a fiscally attractive option as college tuition and loan interest rates soar. In fact, President Barak Obama has even introduced a proposal to provide free tuition for community college students. Responding to the inherent value of these educational epicenters, these authors explore collective academic and social spaces in an urban community college. In their research, constructs of community and communal alliances are investigated and imagined. Using an interdisciplinary approach, these scholars blend theory and practice, inspiring students and educators to reconceptualize civic engagement on college campuses and in local communities. Kathleen Nichols, PhD, Assistant Professor of Educational Studies at Ripon College