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Community-Based Global Learning


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Eric Hartman is Executive Director of the Center for Peace and Global Citizenship at Haverford College and co-founder of globalsl, a network dedicated to ethical, community-based global learning. Richard C. Kiely is a Senior Fellow in the Office of Engagement Initiatives at Cornell University and co-founder of the globalsl network. Christopher Boettcher is an Associate Professor of English at Castleton University. Jessica Friedrichs is an Assistant Professor in Social Work and the Coordinator of the Just and Merciful World Curriculum at Carlow University in Pittsburgh, PA.


"This is an important book on Community-Based Global Learning. The authors, all leading thinkers and practitioners in the field, have written a unique volume that sits at the intersection of theory and practice and thus will be of immense value to both practitioners and scholars. Perhaps most importantly, this volume uses an informed critical lens and does so in a way that will not paralyze practitioners who seek to do this work but will instead free us to do it better."-- (05/22/2018)
"Community-Based Global Learning combines rich theoretical analyses and conceptual material with scenarios, practical examples, and toolboxes. Throughout the book, the authors advance the scholarship in critical development studies and global citizenship education in a profound, yet accessible, way. The result is a highly effective facilitator's guide for developing students' global competency skills, critical reflection, cutting-edge learning experiences, and life-long reflection; while simultaneously challenging us to reimagine the role and impact of institutions of higher education."-- (05/18/2018)
Community-Based Global Learning raises the bar on what it means to offer quality and responsible off-campus, community and partnership-based programming in higher education. The authors achieve an impressive balance between a review of foundational theoretical work and the sharing of instructive cases and numerous examples of approaches and resources that can readily be adapted and applied across diverse community and organizational settings."-- (05/18/2018)
"Many colleges and universities claim to graduate 'global citizens' from their programs, but studies reveal that few accomplish this lofty goal. Grounded in decades of research Community-Based Global Learning unpacks terms like 'global citizen' and 'transformative learning' and presents an alternate vision of 'critical global citizenship' made accessible through a concrete toolbox of activities. This practical hands-on approach will help Higher Ed. professionals to conceptualize and develop equitable partnerships and successful global learning endeavors. CBGL is an an essential handbook for creating and sustaining community-based projects at home and abroad and will benefit both seasoned and new practitioners alike."-- (05/11/2018)
"The authors, all of whom have extensive experience in administering and running study-abroad and community engagement programs, lay out, piece by careful piece, how an ethical basis of engagement between two markedly different populations can be made fruitful and positive for both.

The value of this volume is the care it takes in explicating the theory, the larger ethical universe, in which we all operate, and applying it to the dynamics of the service-learning encounter. It does not shy away from the problematic moments."-- (04/23/2018)

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