Multicultural Service Learning
Educating Teachers in Diverse Communities
AUTHOR: Boyle-Baise, Marilynne
PUBLISHER: Teachers College Press, Teachers College, Columbia University
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This in-depth look at the relationship between service learning and issues of diversity is a virtual blueprint for helping teachers (pre- and in-service) bring increased understanding of diversity to all classrooms. Because there is only so much you can teach about culture, difference, and power in a university classroom, service learning is becoming an essential companion to multicultural teacher education. This volume shows how the author collaborated with community partners and pre-service teachers to jointly construct the service learning supplement to a multicultural education course, from the bottom up.
Organized into three parts, this much-needed text: proposes theoretical, conceptual, and philosophical frameworks for community service learning in multicultural education; examines findings from several qualitative research studies in relation to service learning conducted within the author's multicultural education course; and shows an inside view of "what really happens" in actual practice and suggests avenues for further research.
PUBLICATION DATE: 5/1/2002