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The Resource Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self, Robert A. Rhoads

Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self, Robert A. Rhoads

Label
Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self
Title
Community service and higher learning
Title remainder
explorations of the caring self
Statement of responsibility
Robert A. Rhoads
Creator
Subject
Language
eng
Summary
"In Community Service and Higher Learning, Robert A. Rhoads examines the experiences of students as they commit themselves to community service during their college years. The author explores how a student's sense of self may be challenged through involvement in the lives of others within the context of community service relationships. Central to his "explorations of the self" is the role "caring" plays as a source of self understanding and identity development." "Drawing upon classic symbolic interactionists such as George Herbert Mead as well as contemporary feminists such as Carol Gilligan and Nel Noddings, Rhoads suggests ways in which the self might be reconsidered with an ethic-of-care philosophy at its core. He argues that higher education ought to play a key role in fostering more relational and caring individuals and that community service offers a pedagogical opportunity for encouraging the development of more caring selves. He maintains that as society becomes increasingly complex, diverse, and potentially fragmented, caring becomes a more important facet of one's sense of self than perhaps ever before. It is only through an increasing concern for the other (the essence of caring) that one is able to bridge the relational barriers posed by the postmodern condition."--BOOK JACKET
Cataloging source
DCC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Rhoads, Robert A
Government publication
government publication level undetermined
Index
index present
LC call number
LC220.5
LC item number
.R56 1997
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Student service
  • Student volunteers in social service
  • Community and college
  • Education, Higher
Label
Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self, Robert A. Rhoads
Instantiates
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Situating the Self.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Culture and Identity.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Thinking about Community.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Otherness.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Mutuality.
  • p. 126
  • 6.
  • Community Building.
  • p. 152
  • 7.
  • Action/Reflection.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • Critical Community Service.
  • p. 204
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 229
  • References.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
l80096049881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780791435229
Lccn
lc96049881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Label
Community service and higher learning : explorations of the caring self, Robert A. Rhoads
Publication
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (p. 235-246) and index
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
  • Acknowledgments
  • Introduction.
  • p. 1
  • 1.
  • Situating the Self.
  • p. 11
  • 2.
  • Culture and Identity.
  • p. 41
  • 3.
  • Thinking about Community.
  • p. 69
  • 4.
  • Otherness.
  • p. 97
  • 5.
  • Mutuality.
  • p. 126
  • 6.
  • Community Building.
  • p. 152
  • 7.
  • Action/Reflection.
  • p. 179
  • 8.
  • Critical Community Service.
  • p. 204
  • Conclusion.
  • p. 229
  • References.
  • p. 235
  • Index.
  • p. 247
Control code
l80096049881
Dimensions
24 cm.
Extent
vii, 254 p.
Isbn
9780791435229
Lccn
lc96049881
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n

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