Change the World with Service Learning
How to Create, Lead, and Assess Service Learning Projects
By (author) Katy Farber
Publication date:16 January 2011
Length of book:124 pages
Change the World with Service Learning is written in a clear and easy-to-use style designed for the teacher integrating Service Learning into the curriculum. The book guides educators from all content areas and grade levels to create meaningful Service Learning projects with their students by providing a no-fluff, step-by-step, teacher-to-teacher description of how to create, plan, teach, and celebrate Service Learning which meets and exceeds local, district, and national curricular expectations. The tools presented in Change the World with Service Learning will lead to projects which can have a lasting and positive impact on both the participating students, as well as those they are designed to serve.
Katy Farber's book, Change the World with Service Learning, is an important contribution to this dynamic field of education. It clearly articulates the current research that supports the academic, personal, social, and civic values in our current drive to quantify education. Farber provides practical recommendations for teachers in approaching service learning and especially the role of community members, a significant consideration of many valuable stakeholders that are often not included in this important community work. Filled with inspirational teacher voices, the resources in this book can be easily adapted to classroom teachers across grade levels.