Community-Based Global Learning
The Theory and Practice of Ethical Engagement at Home and Abroad

Foreword by Rafia Zakaria
Paper: 978 1 62036 088 0 / $32.95
Published: July 2018  

Cloth: 978 1 62036 087 3 / $95.00
Published: July 2018  

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Published: August 2018  

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Published: August 2018  

Publisher: Stylus Publishing
288 pp., 6" x 9"
tables, toolboxes & figures
International education, service-learning, and community-based global learning programs are robust with potential. They can positively impact communities, grow civil society networks, and have transformative effects for students who become more globally aware and more engaged in global civil society – at home and abroad. Yet such programs are also packed with peril. Clear evidence indicates that poor forms of such programming have negative impacts on vulnerable persons, including medical patients and children, while cementing stereotypes and reinforcing patterns of privilege and exclusion. These dangers can be mitigated, however, through collaborative planning, design, and evaluation that advances mutually beneficial community partnerships, critically reflective practice, thoughtful facilitation, and creative use of resources.

Drawing on research and insights from several academic disciplines and community partner perspectives, along with the authors’ decades of applied, community-based development and education experience, they present a model of community-based global learning that clearly espouses an equitable balance between learning methodology and a community development philosophy.

Emphasizing the key drivers of community-driven learning and service, cultural humility and exchange, seeking global citizenship, continuous and diverse forms of critically reflective practice, and ongoing attention to power and privilege, this book constitutes a guide to course or program design that takes into account the unpredictable and dynamic character of domestic and international community-based global learning experiences, the varying characteristics of destination communities, and a framework through which to integrate any discipline or collaborative project.

Readers will appreciate the numerous toolboxes and reflective exercises to help them think through the creation of independent programming or courses that support targeted learning and community-driven development. The book ultimately moves beyond course and program design to explore how to integrate these objectives and values in the wider curriculum and throughout formal and informal community-based learning partnerships.

Table of Contents:
Foreword by Rafia Zakaria
Photo Acknowledgments

1) Defining Community-Based Global Learning
2) Seeking Global Citizenship
3) Advancing Reflection and Critical Reflection
4) Power, Self as a Cultural Being, Cultural Humility, and Intercultural Communication
5) Community-Driven Partnerships
6) Immersive Community-Based Global Learning Program Design: What Are Your Team's Goals?
7) Planning for Immersive Global Learning
8) Staying Safe, Healthy, and Happy
9) The Journey Continues: Stepping Forward

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Reviews & Endorsements:
"Global learning is full of paradox, straddling intention and ambiguity. It is more important than ever to encourage the basic human impulse to connect with people across boundaries. Yet we also have a responsibility to introduce young people to a harsh reality - that 'making a difference' is actually quite difficult. Hartman et al's book is a beacon and a guide for how we can support all who are beginning the lifelong journey of understanding how social transformation happens."
- Jennifer Lentfer, Director of Communications , Thousand Currents
"This is an important book on Community-Based Global Learning. The authors, all leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, have written a unique volume that sits at the intersection of theory and practice and thus will be of immense value to both practitioners and scholars. Perhaps most importantly, this volume uses an informed critical lens and does so in a way that will not paralyze practitioners who seek to do this work but will instead free us to do it better."
- Eric Mlyn, Ph.D. Peter Lange Executive Director of DukeEngage Assistant Vice Provost for Civic Engagement , Duke University