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Find out how to get students truly engaged in their learning in The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement

March 25, 2015

Los Angeles, Classroom instruction, lectures, and textbook study are all important, but long-term, engaged learning truly happens when the theoretical is combined with hands-on application. That’s why service-learning and civic engagement can be such an important part of a well-rounded education. What’s the best way to incorporate community-engaged learning into the curriculum? The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement is a new reference source that provides the theoretical and practical models, guides, ideas, and resources that can be immediately adapted, adopted, and used.

Focusing on historical, contemporary, philosophical, and social foundations to suggest practices and models of service-learning and civic engagement, this important new resource offers practical, jargon-free information applicable to both educational institutions and community organizations. Readers can choose the order in which they peruse the 58 chapters, all written by distinguished scholars and organized within these 10 themes:

  • PART I – Foundations of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
  • PART II – Using and Applying Civic Engagement
  • PART III – Using and Applying Service-Learning
  • PART IV – Community: Assets, Relationships, and Partnerships
  • PART V – Business and Management
  • PART VI – The Humanities
  • PART VII – The Sciences, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics
  • PART VIII – The Social Sciences
  • PART IX – International Service-Learning and Comparative and International Perspectives
  • PART X – Sustainability: Lessons Learned and Future Directions

The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement includes a sampling of syllabi, lesson plans, activities, and resources, as well as websites and databases, supporting service-learning. It also contains a glossary of key terms and a bibliography of sources consulted in production of the volume, making this a vital source of knowledge about service-learning and civic engagement for all educational institutions, libraries, and community organizations. A FREE 30-day online trial of SAGE Knowledge, including The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement, is available at

Co-Editor Omobolade Delano-Oriaran is associate professor of education at St. Norbert College in Wisconsin. Co-Editor Marguerite W. Penick-Parks is Associate Professor/Associate Dean in the College of Education and Human Services at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh. Co-Editor Suzanne Fondrie is an associate professor in the Curriculum and Instruction Department at the University of Wisconsin–Oshkosh.


The SAGE Sourcebook of Service-Learning and Civic Engagement
May 2015                                       520 pages
ISBN: 978-1-4522-8191-9             Print Price: $150.00
eISBN: 978-1-4833-4662-5


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