Connecting Past and Present: Concepts and Models for Service by Ira Harkavy, Bill M. Donovan

By Ira Harkavy, Bill M. Donovan

The query that animates quantity, sixteenth within the Service-Learning within the Disciplines sequence, is: Why attach service-learning to historical past classes? The individuals solution that question in numerous methods and illustrate and spotlight a variety of historic methods and interpretations. All agree, besides the fact that, that they do their jobs higher as academics (and occasionally as researchers) by means of attractive their scholars in service-learning. an attractive learn with a compelling case for the significance of background and the way service-learning can enhance the historian’s craft.

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Mead and William I. "ll Action social research, Chicago-style, encompassed scholarly documentation of a social problem and lobbying of politicians and local community groups to obtain action (Bulmer 1984: 45-63, 238, n. 1). In its early years, the University of Chicago demonstrated that by doing good, a research university could do very well. For William Rainey Harper, Chicago's first president, teaching, research, and service were not only fully compatible, but their effective integration through a focus on the city's problems became, in effect, his primary strategy for developing the university into a major academic center.

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