Research on Student Civic Outcomes in Service Learning
Conceptual Frameworks and Methods

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Published: November 2016  

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Published: November 2016  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
336 pp., 6" x 9"
Series: IUPUI Series on Service Learning Research 3
At this time of a renewed call for colleges and universities to create campus cultures that support and develop students’ understanding and commitment to civic participation, what is known about the design of service learning courses and their effectiveness to achieve this goal? This volume presents research on--and deepens understanding of--teaching strategies that foster the knowledge, skills and dispositions of college graduates to be actively engaged in their communities as citizens and civic-minded professionals.

The first section offers an overview of civic learning and the importance of intentional service learning course design to reach civic outcomes. The next section employs various disciplinary perspectives to identify theories and conceptual frameworks for conducting research on student civic outcomes. The third section focuses on research methods and designs to improve research using quantitative and qualitative approaches, cross-institutional research strategies, longitudinal designs, authentic data, and local and national data sets. Chapters also address implications for practice and future research agendas for scholars.

Table of Contents:
PART ONE: SERVICE LEARNING AND STUDENT CIVIC OUTCOMES
Chapter 1.1 Introduction to Research on Service Learning and Student Civic Outcomes—Julie A. Hatcher, Robert G. Bringle, and Thomas W. Hahn
Chapter 1.2 Civic Outcomes in Higher Education—Kevin M. Hemer and Robert D. Reason
Chapter 1.3 Civic Learning in Higher Education—Patti H. Clayton and Stephanie Stokamer

PART TWO: THEORETICAL FRAMEWORKS FOR RESEARCH ON SERVICE LEARNING AND STUDENT CIVIC OUTCOMES
Chapter 2.1 Social Psychology and Civic Outcomes—Robert G. Bringle
Chapter 2.2 Political Theory and Civic Outcomes—Steven G. Jones
Chapter 2.3 Educational Theory and Civic Outcomes—Marcia Baxter-Magolda and Lisa Boes
Chapter 2.4 Philanthropic Studies and Civic Outcomes—Julie A. Hatcher
Chapter 2.5 Well-being and Civic Outcomes—Claire Berezowitz, Alisa Pykett, Victoria Faust, and Connie Flanagan
Chapter 2.6 Critical Theories and Civic Outcomes—Tania D. Mitchell and Colleen Rost-Banik
Chapter 2.7 Boundary Zone Perspectives and Civic Outcomes—Janice McMillan

PART THREE: CONDUCTING RESEARCH ON SERVICE LEARNING AND STUDENT CIVIC OUTCOMES
Chapter 3.1 Quantitative Research on Service Learning and Civic Outcomes—Dan Richard
Chapter 3.2 Qualitative Research on Service Learning and Civic Outcomes—Susan R. Jones and Zak Foste
Chapter 3.3 Cross- institutional Research on Civic Outcomes—Emily M. Janke and Jennifer M. Domagal-Goldman
Chapter 3.4 Longitudinal Research on Civic Outcomes—Patrick L. Hill, Kira Pasquesi, Nicholas A. Bowman, and Jay W. Brandenberger
Chapter 3.5 Documenting and Gathering Authentic Evidence of Civic Outcomes—Ashley Finley and Terrel Rhodes
Chapter 3.6 Enhancing Research on Civic Outcomes Using Local and National Data Sets—Steven S. Graunke and Michele J. Hansen


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