Spring 2018 issue of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

May 10, 2018

Read the latest edition of Partnerships: A Journal of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, North Carolina Campus Compact’s peer-reviewed, online journal, hosted by the University of North Carolina at Greensboro.

In this spring 2018 issue of Partnerships (Vol. 9, No. 1), we feature three articles addressing important social issues. Stasinos Stavrianeas of Willamette University describes how a service-learning project undertaken by a college nutrition class generated new research that improved primary school nutrition. Chyrisse Heine of La Trobe University examines how providing speech pathology interventions in Cambodia not only offered tangible benefit there, but also increased for students a global awareness of health disparities and policies. Jacquelyn Lee and co-authors, all from UNC Wilmington, document how applied learning pedagogy, including community engagement, was integrated into the ethos of the university in ways that target increasing social responsibility and an involved citizenry to benefit a myriad of social issues throughout the community.

In addition, this issue includes an essay co-authored by Lisa Jakubowski of Brescia University College and Martin McIntosh of Regional HIV/AIDS Connection that reflects on a controversial service-learning placement to illustrate how agency partners can be powerful activators for transformative experiences and outcomes.

Finally, we offer reviews of three recent books relevant to scholars and practitioners of service-learning and civic engagement:
1) The Community Engagement Professional in Higher Education: A Competency Model for an Emerging Field, edited by Lina Distillo, reviewed by Ryan Nilsen and Laura Fieselman of UNC Chapel Hill and Dane Emmerling of Duke University.

2) Knowledge for Social Change: Bacon, Dewey, and the Revolutionary Transformation of Research Universities in the Twenty-First Century, by Lee Benson and co-authors, reviewed by Charles Brewer of UNC Greensboro.

3) Language Beyond the Classroom: A Guide to Community-Based Learning for World Language Programs, edited by Jann Purdy, reviewed by Adrian Wurr of Gulf University of Science and Technology.

Partnerships is free and available online. Read the full issue.