This volume offers a crucial resource for those interested and involved in linking schools and higher education with communities to foster justice-oriented curriculum and instruction. Noted scholars explore the connections, limits, and possibilities between service-learning and social justice education. Exemplary models, unexpected hurdles, and synthesis of justice-oriented research are some of the important topics explored. This is a critical addition to the literature for teachers, teacher educators, and scholars committed to community-based teaching and learning that truly grapples with and engages issues of diversity, democracy, and civic activism.
Introduction Joel Westheimer and Joseph Kahne Critical Service-Learning as Social Justice Education: A Case Study of the Citizen Scholars Program Tania D. Mitchell Improving the Human Condition: Leadership for Justice-Oriented Service-Learning Marilynne Boyle-Baise, Betty Bridgwaters, Leslie Brinson, Nancy Hiestand, Beverly Johnson, and Pat Wilson We Know It's Service, but What are They Learning? Preservice Teachers' Understandings of Diversity Courtney A. Bell, Brian R. Horn, and Kevin C. Roxas Educating for the "Real World": The Hidden Curriculum of Community Service-Learning Raji Swaminathan Where's the Justice in Service-Learning? Institutionalizing Service-Learning from a Social Justice Perspective at a Jesuit University Sondra Cuban and Jeffrey Anderson Service-Learning for Social Justice in the Elementary Classroom: Can We Get There from Here? Rahima C. Wade "Not satisfied with stupid Band-Aids": A Portrait of a Justice-Oriented, Democratic Curriculum Serving a Disadvantaged Neighborhood Brian D. Schultz Justice-Learning: Service-Learning as Justice-Oriented Education Dan W. Butin