Service-Learning in Higher Education

Critical Issues and Directions

  • Dan W. Butin

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. The Micro-Politics and Micro-Practices of Service-Learning

  3. Transformative Models of Service-Learning Practice

  4. Reframing the Institutionalization of Service-Learning

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 193-193
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 223-230

About this book


Advocates have positioned service-learning as a real-world, real-time opportunity for students to encounter academic knowledge in a meaningful and relevant manner. Service-learning in higher education settings offers a powerful alternative to traditional models of teaching and learning. Students are encouraged to develop links to local institutions, volunteer their time, and create a special bond between the university and the community in which they live. Service-learning has become a very popular alternative to standard courses in higher education and is gaining significant popularity. This book takes a serious look at the unintended consequences and alternative conceptualizations of this mode of learning and explores what it could offer us in the future.


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Authors and affiliations

  • Dan W. Butin
    • 1
  1. 1.Gettysburg CollegeUSA

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