The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning


reviewed by David D. Blouin - February 03, 2010

coverTitle: The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning
Author(s): Randy Stoecker and Elizabeth A. Tryon (eds.)
Publisher: Temple University Press, Philadelphia
ISBN: 1592139957, Pages: 232, Year: 2009
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Since an initial explosion in the 1980s, service learning has become increasingly popular on college campuses around the country (Stoecker & Tryon, 2009, p. 3). Many faculty and university administrators, in part, promote service learning because they believe it facilitates student learning. In fact, student benefits are generally well supported. An extensive body of research indicates that service learning can be beneficial for students by, among other things, enhancing jobs skills and improving grades (see Mooney & Edwards, 2001). Yet, one of the primary reasons service learning has become so popular is because of the belief that it enhances student learning and provides service to the wider community. In reality, because of a dearth of research, we know very little about whether service learning actually provides a service. That is what makes Randy Stoecker and Elizabeth Tryon’s edited volume, The Unheard Voices: Community Organizations and Service Learning, both an important... (preview truncated at 150 words.)


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Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record, Date Published: February 03, 2010
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