Voices of Strong Democracy
Concepts and Models for Service Learning in Communication Studies

Paper: 978 1 56377 012 8 / $35.00
Published: January 1999  

Lib E-Book: 978 1 62036 053 8 / $95.00  
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Published: December 2011  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
232 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: Service Learning in the Disciplines Series
Eleventh in AAHE and Campus Compact’s series on service-learning in the disciplines, this book focuses on incorporating service-learning in communication, one of the fastest growing disciplines in higher education. The first part provides a strong argument on why service-learning should be part of the communication curriculum, while the second part dramatically demonstrates the ways in which service-learning has a natural affinity for the communication discipline.

Table of Contents:
About This Series—Edward Zlotkowski
Preface: Service-Learning in Communication: A Natural Partnership—James L. Applegate and Sherwyn P. Morreale

Part One: Program-Level Overviews
Service-Learning in Communication: Why?—Paul A. Soukup
Integrating Communication Theory and Practice in Community Settings: Approaches, Opportunities, and Ongoing Challenges—Christine M. Bachen
Integrating Service-Learning Into the Communication Curriculum at a Research University: From Institutionalization to Assessment of Effectiveness—Mark J. Bergstrom and Connie Bullis
Service-Learning at the Graduate Level—Sally Perkins, Virginia Kidd, and Gerri Smith
Faculty Incentives: A Necessity for Integrating Service-Learning—Kathleen H. Stacey and Chris Wood Foreman

Part Two: Service-Learning in Communication Courses
Learning Language, Culture, and Community—Peggy Hashemipour
Service-Learning and Interpersonal Communication: Connecting Students With the Community—Tasha Souza
Small Group Problem Solving as Academic Service-Learning—Paul Yelsma
Performance of Oral Traditions: A Service-Learning Approach—Kristin Bervig Valentine
Advocacy in Service of Others: Service-Learning in Argumentation Courses—Mark A. Pollock
Giving Students “All of the Above:” Combining Service-Learning With the Public Speaking Course—Sara Weintraub
Communication and Social Change: Applied Communication Theory in Service-Learning—Robbin D. Crabtree
Community Media as a Pedagogical Laboratory— Virginia Keller, Jeff Harder, and Craig Kois
Read All About It! Using Civic Journalism as a Service-Learning Strategy—Eleanor Novek
The Communication Campaigns Course as a Model for Incorporating Service-Learning into the Curriculum—Katherine N. Kinnick
Public Relations and Public Service: Integrating Service-Learning Into the Public Relations Seminar— Lynne A. Texter and Michael F. Smith

Part Three: Reflections and Resources
Critical Reflection and Social Power in Service-Learning—Angela Trethewey
Communication and Service-Learning: Bridging the Gap—April R. Kendall

Annotated Bibliography: Service-Learning and Communication—Irene Fisher and Ann Wechsler, updated by April R. Kendall
Contributors to This Volume