Über den Autor
Felicia L. Wilczenski, Ed.D., is an Associate Professor on the faculty of the School Psychology Program and Director of the School Counseling Program in the Department of Counseling and School Psychology in the Graduate College of Education at the University of Massachusetts Boston. She is author of numerous articles addressing social and emotional interventions in K-12 settings. Dr. Wilczenski is interested in service learning applications in school-based mental health programs and incorporates service learning in her graduate courses. She has conducted research and published articles concerning service learning processes and outcomes.
Susan M. Coomey, M.Ed., is currently employed as a school psychologist in the Shrewsbury MA Public Schools and is a graduate student at the University of Massachusetts Boston. Her research interests focus on service learning to promote social, emotional, and academic learning in K-12 settings. She has presented research at national and international service learning conferences.
Service Learning and Social-Emotional Resiliency.- Toward Practicing Positive Psychology in Schools.- The Link Between Social-Emotional Learning and Academic Development.- Creating Contexts for Social-Emotional Learning.- Service Learning Interventions for All Students.- Is Service-Learning Effective?.- Facilitating Change Processes in Schools.- Partnering with Community Agencies.- Examples of Service Learning Projects.- Case Studies.- Appendices.
This book describes how service learning, an intervention that can be both remedial or preventive and individual or systemic, can enable school psychologists to expand their role beyond special populations to serve students within the academic mainstream. It draws connections between the positive psychology movement, the nurturing of purpose in youth, and the benefits of service learning.
Ensuring that all students achieve their full academic potential is no small feat. Service learning - an experiential approach to education that involves students in meaningful, real-world activities - can advance social, emotional, and academic curricula goals while simultaneously benefiting the students and their communities. This book describes how service learning, which is an intervention that can be remedial or preventive and individual or systemic, can enable school psychologists, counseling and educational professionals to expand their roles from working with special populations to serving students within the academic mainstream. Numerous case studies highlight change processes in schools and communities. The book also includes sample practice materials and forms for organizing and assessing service learning activities. A Practical Guide to Service Learning will be useful to school psychologists, counselors, allied educational and mental health practitioners, and anyone who works with children in schools.