Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs

Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs

Tynisha D. Meidl (St. Norbert College, USA) and Margaret-Mary Sulentic Dowell (Louisiana State University, USA)
Projected Release Date: March, 2018|Copyright: © 2018 |Pages: 500
ISBN13: 9781522540410|ISBN10: 1522540415|EISBN13: 9781522540427|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-5225-4041-0

Description

Teacher education programs serve traditional and non-traditional students and develop teachers to enter a range of teaching environments. Approaching teacher education through community involvement and learning objectives helps to effectively prepare teachers to serve local and community needs.

The Handbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs provides emerging research on the methods and techniques for educators to strengthen their knowledge regarding the intersection of service learning and field placements. While highlighting topics, such as cultural competency, teacher development, and multicultural education, this book explores the benefits, challenges, and opportunities for employing community service as the driving framework for field experiences. This publication is a vital resource for practitioners, educators, faculty, and administrators seeking current research on the opportunity of field involvement to enhance teacher candidates’ experiences and provide a channel for meaningful learning.

Topics Covered

The many academic areas covered in this publication include, but are not limited to:

  • Academic Service-Learning
  • Community Engagement
  • Cultural Competency
  • Field Experience
  • Medial-Experiences
  • Multicultural Education
  • Project-Based Learning
  • Teacher Development

Table of Contents and List of Contributors

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