The Landscape Of Rural Service Learning, And What It Teaches Us All by Randy StoeckerThe Landscape Of Rural Service Learning, And What It Teaches Us All by Randy Stoecker

The Landscape Of Rural Service Learning, And What It Teaches Us All

EditorRandy Stoecker, Nicholas Holton, Charles Ganzert

Paperback | November 1, 2016

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Up until now, the majority of literature about service learning has focused on urban areas, while comparatively little attention has been paid to activities in rural communities. The Landscape of Rural Service Learning, and What It Teaches Us All is designed to provide a comprehensive look at rural service learning. The practices that have developed in rural areas, partly because of the lack of nonprofits and other services found in urban settings, produce lessons and models that can help us all rethink the dominant forms of service learning defined by urban contexts. Where there are few formal organizations, people end up working more directly with one another; where there is a need for services in locations where they are unavailable, service learning becomes more than just an academic exercise or assignment. This volume includes theoretical frameworks that are informed by the rural, concrete stories that show how rural service learning has developed and is now practiced, practical strategies that apply across service learning contexts, and points to ponder as we all consider our next steps along the path of meaningful service learning.
 
Randy Stoecker is a professor in the Department of Community and Environmental Sociology at the University of Wisconsin–Madison, with a joint appointment in the University of Wisconsin–Extension Center for Community and Economic Development. Nicholas Holton is associate dean emeritus at Kirtland Community College in Roscommon, Michigan...
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Title:The Landscape Of Rural Service Learning, And What It Teaches Us AllFormat:PaperbackDimensions:230 pages, 10 × 7 × 0.7 inPublished:November 1, 2016Publisher:Michigan State University PressLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:1611862205

ISBN - 13:9781611862201

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This book is an exceptional contribution to an area that has been overlooked in the published literature for too long: rural service learning. An eclectic contribution from a wide variety of talented and experienced faculty members in higher education, this book is a must-read for anyone who is serious about service learning in any setting. —Todd D. Zakrajsek, Department of Family Medicine, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill