Examine how your university can help solve the complex problems of
your community Community Outreach Partnership Centers (COPC)
sponsored by the United States Department of Housing and Urban
Development (HUD) have identified civic engagement and community
partnership as critical themes for higher education. This unique
book addresses past, present, and future models of
university-community partnerships, COPC programs, wide-ranging
social work partnerships that involve teaching, research, and
social change, and innovative methods in the processes of civic
engagement. The text recognizes the many professions, schools, and
higher education institutions that contribute to advancing civic
engagement through university-community partnerships. One important
contribution this book makes to the literature of civic engagement
is that it is the first publication that significantly highlights
partnership contributions from schools of social work, which are
rediscovering their community roots through these
initiatives.University-Community Partnerships: Universities in
Civic Engagement documents how universities are involved in
creative individual, faculty, and program partnerships that help
link campus and community-partnerships that are vital for teaching,
research, and practice. Academics and practitioners discuss
outreach initiatives, methods of engagement (with an emphasis on
community organization), service learning and other
teaching/learning methods, research models, participatory research,
and ¬ high-engagement¬ techniques used in university-community
partnerships. The book includes case studies, historical studies,
policy analysis, program evaluation, and curriculum development.
University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic Engagement
examines: the increasing civic engagement of institutions of higher
education civic engagement projects involving urban nonprofit
community-based organizations and neighborhood associations the
developmental stages of a COPC partnership problems faced in
evaluating COPC programs civic engagement based on teaching and
learning how pre-tenure faculty can meet research, teaching, and
service requirements through university-community partnerships
developing an MSW program structured around a single concentration
of community partnership how class, race, and organizational
differences are barriers to equality in the civic engagement
process University-Community Partnerships: Universities in Civic
Engagement is one of the few available academic resources to
address the importance of social work involvement in COPC programs.
Social work educators, students, and practitioners, community
organizers, urban planners, and anyone working in community
development will find it invaluable in proving guidance for
community problem solving, and creating opportunities for faculty,
students, and community residents to learn from one another.
|Country of origin:
• Alice K. Johnson Butterfield
||Electronic book text
||4th Revised edition
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