Academic Service Learning Books

You will find the following service learning books in Northern Michigan University’s Leadership Library, located next to the main Center for Student Enrichment Office at 1206 University Center.

Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service Volume I
Jane C. Kendall and Associates, 1990
This volume is for anyone who wants to start, strengthen, or support a program or course that combines community or public service with learning.  It is also for anyone who is in a position to make decisions about funding or policies that create or affect such efforts.  And finally, it is for those who want to explore the philosophical, historical, conceptual, and cultural contexts of their efforts related to integrating service and learning.

Educating Citizens:  Preparing America's Undergraduates for Lives of Moral and Civil Responsibility
Anne Colby, Thomas Ehrlich, Elizabeth Beaumont, and Jason Stephens, 2003
This book summarize the research on civic and moral development and present a wealth of campus designs for moving civic engagement and ethical judgment back to the center of academic attention.  The book also provide an incisive history of liberal education that shows how higher education lost its way on civic and ethical development, and they describe in detail what it will take to build a more engaged and public-spirited academy.

Education and Action:  A Guide to Integrating Classrooms and Communities
Tanya Mariko Liberman and Kathleen Connolly for the Campus Outreach Opportunity League, 1992
This book provides advice for combining education and action on college campuses.  Uniting education and action can enable students to reflect on their community service work, demonstrate theory in practice, and provide communities with committed and knowledgeable volunteers.  This book, through the suggestions and examples, describes meaningful and effective partnerships among students, faculty, administrators, agencies, and community members.

Elucidation:  Profiles to Understand the Role of Student Service in School Improvement
StarServe Foundation, June 1993
The three-fold purpose is:  to look in-depth at the goals, methods, and resources used by four schools to introduce their school improvement and restructuring plans; to explore the role of student service in relation to school improvement, particularly in terms of learning outcomes and sequence for change; and to help service learning advocates be more effective resources for schools by exploring questions most often asked by schools.

Expanding Boundaries:  Serving and Learning
Corporation for National Service, 1998

Growing Hope:  A Sourcebook on Integrating Youth Service into the School Curriculum (2 copies)
Rich Willits Cairn and Dr. James C. Kielsmeier, April 1991
This book offers K-12 educators background, comprehensive definitions, rationale, practical aids, sample program materials and resource contacts to assist them in developing new service-learning programs as part of the curriculum, or improve existing service and service-learning programs.

Haas Center for Public Service Annual Report
Stanford University, 1992-93

Insights on Leadership:  Service, Stewardship, Spirit, and Servant-Leadership
Larry C. Spears, 1998
Over the course of 33 essays, a dream team consisting of such luminaries as Stephen Covey, Ken Blanchard, Peter Block, Margaret Wheatley, John Schuster, and James Autry explore how Greenleaf has influenced today's business leaders and discuss a range of leadership principles at the heart of his philosophy, including stewardship, the spirit of the workplace, and the concept of healing leadership.

Integrating Public Service with Academic Study:  The Faculty Role
Timothy K. Stanton, Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University, January 1990

National Youth Service:  Answer the Call (A Resource Guide)
Youth Service America, 1994
This guide was designed as a tool for youth and national service practitioners, educators, other youth workers and policy makers, as well as parents and young people who are interested in knowing more about National and Community Service.

Personalizing Education for Students and Teachers
The Delta Kappa Gamma Bulletin, Volume 60 – 3, Spring 1994

Praxis II:  Service-Learning Resources for University Students, Staff and Faculty
Joseph Galura, Rachel Meiland, Randy Ross, Mary Jo Callan and Rick Smith, 1993

Redesigning Curricula:  Models of Service Learning Syllabi
Katherine Jackson, 1994
It structures what might be unfamiliar territory and it asserts the relationship between the service and course content.  The goal was to attempt to reach a common ground for every school while still offering the diversity of what is present in the field.

Reportage:  Reflections on Learning
Center for Service-Learning
The purpose of the following plans, reports, and reflections in this booklet is to give you feedback about your particular program.

Rethinking Tradition:  Integrating Service with Academic Study on College Campuses
Tamar Y. Kupiec, 1993

Service Learning Workshop I
Marquette-Alger Intermediate School District, August 17, 1993

Service Learning:  A Guide for College Students
This guide is for students interested in committing time to community service work as part of their education.

Service-Learning Center
Michigan State University, 1987-88

Service-Learning in Higher Education:  Concepts and Practices
Barbara Jacoby and Associates, 1996
This books contains such useful information as basic principles that define a solid, viable service-learning program; guidelines for designing programs to encourage desired outcomes; methods to maximize the potential for service and learning in one-time or short-term experiences; ways in which faculty can integrate service-learning into courses; a review of intensive service-learning experiences including alternative breaks, summer experiences, and national and international service; issues faculty need to consider in deciding how to achieve course objectives through service-learning; ways of assisting students to make career and lifestyle choices based on the values they acquire through service-learning; the steps to take when starting a service-learning program; methods for institutionalizing service-learning to ensure it is sustainable over time.

Service-Learning Reader:  Reflections and Perspectives on Service
Gail Albert and the Staff of the Center for Service-Learning, University of Vermont, 1994

Service-Learning:  A Movement's Pioneers Reflect on Its Origins, Practice, and Future
Timothy K. Stanton, Dwight E. Giles, Jr., Nadinne I. Cruz, 1999
In this fascinating collection of stories, leaders in service-learning describe their early efforts to combine education with social action.  The authors assess pioneering experiences and recommend future policy and practice emphasizing the critical need to preserve an activist commitment as programs become increasingly institutionalized.

Service-Learning:  The Essence of the Pedagogy
Andrew Furco and Shelley H. Billig, 2002

Haas Center for Public Service, Stanford University, February 1994

Step By Step: A Young Person's Guide to Positive Community Change
The Mosaic Youth Center Board of Directors with Jennifer Griffin-Wiesner, 2001
Designed to help young people find a starting point for helping in their school or neighborhood.

Supervisor as Educator:  An Agency Guide for Working with Student Service-Learners
Mary Ann Eastep and Roger Henry, Brevard Community College

Teaching for Service:  A Faculty Guide
D. Collins, Brevard Community College, Cocoa, Florida
The purpose of this handbook is to introduce interested faculty members to service learning and secondly, to provide a brief overview of how service learning can be incorporated within the educational environment.

The Greenleaf Center's Reading and Dialogue Kit
For individuals and/or groups who want to study and dialogue about key servant-leadership ideas.  Contains three main essays as well as a study guide.

The Journal of Higher Education

The Mentor's Guide: Facilitating Effective Learning Relationships
Lois J. Zachary, 2000
Explores the critical process of mentoring and presents practical tools for facilitating the experience from beginning to end. 

The Service-Learning Educator:  A Guide to Program Management
National Center for Service Learning

Where's the Learning in Service-Learning?
Janet Eyler and Dwight E. Giles, Jr.; Foreword by Alexander W. Astin, 1999
The directors of two trailblazing research projects fill a critical void in our knowledge on the educational value of service learning. Their findings provide a solid basis for justifying, designing, and implementing effective service learning programs. Shows practitioners, scholars, and policy makers how to put continuous, connected, contextualized, and challenging, into practice, and address the major concerns of higher education professionals about the importance of service-learning programs to their academic mission.

Young People Creating Community Change (2 copies)