A Service Learning Approach
- Corey Dolgon - Stonehill College, USA
- Chris Baker - Walters State Community College
American Studies | Social Problems | Sociology (General)
• Engaging chapter-opening case studies
• Each chapter includes a detailed set of definitions and statistical portraits of problems
• Historical segments trace how particular problems have evolved
• The end-of-chapter feature "Voices from the Field" highlights a particular individual who is currently working to address the root causes of social problems.
“This book empowers the powerless and gives sociologists and their students a new vantage point for understanding.”
“Rich in examples of real service learning projects, this fresh look at social problems provides a unique text--both theoretical and practical—resulting in an exquisite book for service-learning courses of all kinds.”
“If you want to go beyond what's wrong to what you can do about it, get this book.”
The most interesting part of this book is the clear structure and use of various case studies. Very interesting is that the book contains chapters untypical for the books on social problems (about environment and multiculturalism).
Did not like approach to applying sociological imagination. Lacks effective layout of content for my syllabi. Too much practical approaches and not enough theory in my personal opinion. Enjoying using service learning pair with constructionist text for social problems. Too structural of a approach
Content has excellent theory integration and additional materials for faculty as well as students are substantive and relevant for this course.
The service learning/community focus made this decision easy! I'm looking forward to redesigning the course for use with this text.
Again, "relevant" not "relevent."
I will use this when I teach Social Problems next year. I have passed it on to my colleague who is teaching Social Problems now.