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Research for What? Making Engaged Scholarship Matter Jeff Keshen

Research for What? Making Engaged Scholarship Matter

Jeff Keshen

Published September 22nd 2010
ISBN : 9781617351662
Hardcover
248 pages
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A volume in Advances in Service-Learning ResearchSeries Editor Shelley H. Billig, RMC Research Corporation, DenverResearch on service-learning and community engagement has exploded over the pastdecade. It is a field now characterized by increasingMoreA volume in Advances in Service-Learning ResearchSeries Editor Shelley H. Billig, RMC Research Corporation, DenverResearch on service-learning and community engagement has exploded over the pastdecade. It is a field now characterized by increasing methodological and theoreticalsophistication, vast quantitative and qualitative studies, interdisciplinary research, myriadsubjects, and the internationalization of scholarship.The papers in this volume were selected from nearly 100 presentations made atthe 2009 annual conference of the International Association for Research on ServiceLearning and Community Engagement held in Ottawa, Canadas national capital. Theconference theme, Research for What? emphasized fundamental questions, namely: towhat extent is rigorous research uncovering best practices in, and demonstrating the positive results of, service-learning onteaching, learning and building better communities? The papers examine such themes through lenses that include theapplication of theory to practice, K-12 and university-based service-learning, interdisciplinary initiatives, and internationalservice-learning. The introduction provides an overview of the very recent, but remarkable, growth of service-learning inCanada, and the conclusion, written by the recipient of the Associations annual Distinguished Researcher Award, discussesmajor developments, and continuing challenges, in service-learning research.