Learning Through Community Engagement

2010); 'academic citizens' and 'academic citizenship' (MacFarlane 2007); community engagement (Carnegie Foundation 2013); 'engaged university' or 'institution' (Watson et al. 2011; Kellogg Commission 1999), to mention a few that will be ...

Author: Judyth Sachs

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9789811009990

Category: Education

Page: 319

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This book charts the development of a whole-institution approach to university-community engagement at a modern Australian university, highlighting the pivotal role that curriculum renewal can play in organizational transformation. It describes how Macquarie University’s PACE (Professional and Community Engagement) program developed and fostered a culture of learning that has been at the center of academic renewal, differentiation, and institutional change. It details the development of the PACE pedagogical model, the establishment of the network of stakeholder relationships which underpin it, and the embedding of the model across the whole institution. Authored by those directly involved in the change project, this book tells the story of PACE, its achievements, challenges, success factors and future directions. A series of dovetailing contributions by leading international scholars of university-community engagement set the PACE story in its global context. This book adds to the scholarship of learning through community engagement, provides international perspectives on trends and issues in university-community engagement, contributes to a broader understanding of the practice and pedagogy of community engagement, and discusses the challenges and opportunities of implementing and sustaining change in the higher education sector.
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Counter Terrorism Community Engagement

The findings agree with Aly and Green's (2010) recommendation that more research needs to be conducted on integrating the management of anxiety into community engagement approaches of police to counter terrorism.

Author: Jason Hartley

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781000378566

Category: Political Science

Page: 178

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This book offers insights into the building of trust in Muslim communities through community engagement in a climate of counter-terrorism. Police engagement with Muslim communities is complex with a history of distrust. This book first attempts to understand the role and implications of uncertainty on community engagement in Muslim communities, and then explores the cultural nuances associated with the demonstration of trustworthiness, and decisions to bestow trust. It further highlights the complexities and implications for Muslim leaders when trying to simultaneously engage police and appease their own communities; the book exposes community perceptions of an over-reaction by authorities that has moved suspicion from a handful of terrorists to the entire Muslim community, resulting in problematic community perceptions that Muslim communities are being targeted by police. The findings suggest that the intentionality of police is a highly significant consideration in trust negotiations, and reveals a number of cultural preferences considered critical to trust negotiations. The book further highlights opportunities to enhance the development of trust and avoid pitfalls that can be problematic to community engagement. The lessons learned seek to enhance the existing body of literature regarding strategies and resources to improve counter-terrorism community engagement with Muslim communities. This book will be of much interest to students of counter-terrorism, preventing violent extremism, deradicalization, and security studies.
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The Community Engagement Professional s Guidebook

This book is a companion guide to Campus Compact's successful publication The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education.

Author: Lina D. Dostilio


ISBN: 1945459182

Category: Education

Page: 224

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This book is a companion guide to Campus Compact's successful publication The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education. In the first text, Campus Compact Research Fellows - led by award-winning scholar-practitioner Lina D. Dostilio - identified a core of set of competencies needed by professionals charged with leading community engaged work on college campuses. In this companion guide, Dostilio teams up with Marshall Welch to build on the initial framework by offering guidance for how a community engagement professional (CEP) should conceptualize, understand, and develop their practice in each of the original competency areas. Over 10 chapters the authors address questions for those "brand new to the role" and interested in how to start a community engagement unit or center, or from people who are considering jobs doing the work on a campus, or from individuals "are trying to navigate the political environment on their campuses to expand and deepen their unit's reach." The Guidebookoffers a rich and deep dive, breaking down the essential components of a professional's work. From mentoring faculty research, leading campaigns to build civic engagement curriculum on campus, to managing the staff who support community engagement units, Dostilio and Welch tackle the breadth of the CEP's work by drawing on key resources and their own decades of experience in the field. Throughout the book, readers will encounter "Compass Points" that call for personal reflection and engagement with the text. These interactive moments combine with end-of-chapter questions to prompt thinking about a CEP's critical commitments, to create a powerful and engaging toolkit that will be essential for any person doing community and civic engagement work on campus.
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University Community Engagement and Lifelong Learning

Schuetze's definition (2010, 25), for instance, stated that: Community engagement is defined broadly, namely as the collaboration between institutions of higher education and their larger communities (local, regional/state, national, ...

Author: Julia Preece

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319561639

Category: Education

Page: 214

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This book offers a conceptual re-think of how university community engagement functions as a lifelong learning resource for communities. While having a specific focus on the South African context, it has important implications for other universities which are concerned with their communities, and makes a compelling argument for the university as a public good, in spite of current trends towards marketization and commodification of higher education. The book draws on a theoretical framework of capabilities, asset-based community development, and the adult learning concept of dialogue, to propose a model whereby the boundary walls of the university become metaphorically ‘porous’, so that community members feel free to interact with the university as equal members of society. A historical outline of African universities is provided, as well as an exploration of the evolution of terms for community engagement, service learning and learning cities; and an examination of the policy and practice implications for the ideological model of a porous university.
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Teacher Education Diversity and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges

Important campus indicators of community engagement include: development of campus—wide centers to coordinate community engagement work; involvement of students in a wide range of community-based activities, including community-based ...

Author: Lucy W. Mule

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 9780739134481

Category: Education

Page: 161

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This book examines the promise of and issues related to preparing teachers for cultural diversity through community engagement in the liberal arts colleges. The field of teacher education and small liberal arts colleges will find in Teacher Education, Diversity, and Community Engagement in Liberal Arts Colleges an excellent reason to enact purposeful change and transformation.
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Creating Our Identities in Service Learning and Community Engagement

The scholarship of community engagement: Is faculty work in communities a true academic enterprise? Academic Medicine, 80(4), 317-321. Campus Community Partnerships for Health. (2009). Community campus partnerships for health.

Author: Shelley H. Billig

Publisher: IAP

ISBN: 9781607522904

Category: Education

Page: 305

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In this volume in the IAP series on Advances in Service-Learning Research, top researchers present recent work studying aspects of program development, student and community outcomes, and future research directions in the field of service-learning and community engagement. These chapters, selected through a rigorous peer review process, are based on presentations made at the annual meeting of the International Research Conference on Service-Learning and Community Engagement, held in October, 2008, in New Orleans. This volume features efforts in research and practice to support and expand service-learning and engaged scholarship in both K-12 and higher education. Models of effective partnerships between institutions of higher education and their community partners are developed in chapters looking at relationships between campus and community in terms of partnership identity or in terms of shared understanding by campus and community partners. Outcomes for K-12 and college students engaged in service learning are the focus of several studies. The impact of high-quality service-learning on K-12 student achievement and school-related behaviors is described. Racial identity theory provides a useful frame for understanding developing student conceptualizations, while another chapter emphasizes aspects of self-exploration and relationship building as bases for gains in student attitudes and skills. In a final section, chapters deal with service-learning and community engagement as a coherent research field with a distinct identity, reviewing current work and proposing directions for future research.
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Institutionalizing Community Engagement in Higher Education The First Wave of Carnegie Classified Institutions

54 INSTITUTIONALIZING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT IN HIGHER EDUCATION important information about how community engagement is evolving and which aspects of it are gaining strength and which are weakening. When done thoughtfully, systematically ...

Author: Lorilee R, Sandmann,

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9780470525609

Category: Education

Page: 112

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Leading scholars of engagement analyze data from the first wave of community-engaged institutions as classified by the Carnegie Foundation for the Advancement of Teaching. The analyses collectively serve as a statement about the current status of higher education community engagement in the United States. Eschewing the usual arguments about why community engagement is important, this volume presents the first large-scale stocktaking about the nature and extent of the institutionalization of engagement in higher education. Aligned with the Carnegie Community Engagement Classification framework, the dimensions of leading, student learning, partnering, assessing, funding, and rewarding are discussed. This volume recognizes the progress made by this first wave of community-engaged institutions of higher education, acknowledges best practices of these exemplary institutions, and offers recommendations to leaders as a pathway forward. This is the 147th volume of the Jossey-Bass higher education quarterly report series New Directions for Higher Education. Addressed to presidents, vice presidents, deans, and other higher-education decision-makers on all kinds of campuses, New Directions for Higher Education provides timely information and authoritative advice about major issues and administrative problems confronting every institution.
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African Americans and Community Engagement in Higher Education

demonstrates how monolithic and ethnocentric the literature on community engagement and higher education has been . We hope this book will inspire a more diverse vision and future of community engagement in higher education .

Author: Stephanie Y. Evans

Publisher: SUNY Press

ISBN: 143842874X

Category: Education

Page: 263

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Looks at town-gown relationships with a focus on African Americans.
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Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education

into service-learning in the online environment will also likely prove to be the impetus for additional online instructors electing to experiment with community-engagement in their online classes. Additionally, more research could be ...

Author: Crosby, Cathryn

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522508724

Category: Education

Page: 330

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Education in the 21st century has been tasked with preparing students to begin the journey towards a place in their communities in which they feel fulfilled and autonomous. Service learning is one way to introduce students to careers and knowledge that will prepare them for a successful life. Community Engagement Program Implementation and Teacher Preparation for 21st Century Education examines the many ways in which community engagement is carried out in all educational settings, from K-12 to higher education. This publication is unique in its mission to examine these topics from a holistic perspective. From online education to volunteer organizations, this book gives educators, administrators, community volunteers, and students a window into the successful deployment of such programs to prepare students for a global society.
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Community Engagement for Better Schools

Community power structure: A study of decision makers. Chapel Hill, NC: University of ... A house divided: Community politics and education ... The nature of civic involvement and educational change in Pittsburg, Boston, and St. Louis.

Author: Michael Guo-Brennan

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9783030540388

Category: Law

Page: 291

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In the United States, government participation in education has traditionally involved guaranteeing public access, public funding, and public governance to achieve accountability, representativeness and equality. This volume discusses the role of broad regimes of local community actors to promote school improvement through greater civic engagement. Taking a historical perspective, this text examines the relationship between government at the federal, state, and local level and local actors both inside the traditional education regime and those stakeholders outside the schools including parents, non-profit organizations, and businesses. It then drills deeper into the role of state legislatures and finally local leadership both inside and outside the schools to promote change, focusing on efforts that include parental choice through tax incentives, charter schools, magnet schools, and school vouchers to achieve accountability, representativeness and equality. The text examines the perceptions and relationships of various actors in urban education reform in numerous cities across the country with special attention dedicated to Chicago, Illinois, and Milwaukee, Wisconsin to offer a deeper understanding of the barriers to and opportunities for fostering greater civic capacity and engagement in urban education reform, as well as developing inclusive educational policy. Attention is also given to accountability and measuring success, traditionally defined by high stakes testing which fails to consider non-classroom factors within the community that contribute to student performance. An alternative approach is offered driven by a wholistic accounting of various factors that contribute to school success centered around third-party inspections and accreditation. Providing insight into school reform at the local level, this book will be useful to researchers and students interested in public policy, education policy, urban governance, intergovernmental relations, and educational leadership, as well as teaching professionals, administrators, and local government officials.
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