Title

Interview with Randy Stoecker, author, Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement

Abstract

It’s common for colleges in the U.S. to have service learning programs of one kind or another. These are sometimes criticized as being liberal or even radical endeavors — especially if “social justice” language is employed. But what if these are, in fact, conservative programs at their heart, ones that, in the context of the corporatized university, are furthering the neoliberal project and inhibiting the development of better social welfare policies? Listen to our interview with Randy Stoecker as he discusses his book, Liberating Service Learning and the Rest of Higher Education Civic Engagement (Temple University Press, 2016), for a first-hand critique as well as some thoughts on how we might all better serve our students — and the communities they would engage with.

Publication Date

3-3-2017

Journal Title

New Books Network

Publisher

Amherst College Press

Document Type

Interview

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