CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action (Hardback)Scott Myers-Lipton (author)
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This is the first practical social change text devoted to students working in an academic environment. While there are many books about community organizing and social change, there are no college texts focusing on how to provide real-world experience with academic content taking into consideration the flow of the academic term. CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action is written specifically for faculty and staff to use with college students with the goal of helping students bring about the change they believe is necessary to make our community a better place to live.
Publisher: Taylor & Francis Ltd
Number of pages: 168
Weight: 386 g
Dimensions: 229 x 152 mm
The book is very effective in part because the book is structured to align with the academic semester. Just three weeks into the semester, I can see that my students have already carried out as many actions as they accomplished all semester long last year without the book. The narrative is compelling, the examples from prior college student campaign successes are inspiring, and the focus on policy change is pushing my students to make clearer and more focused demands.
Miriam Shakow, Associate Professor of Anthropology, The College of New Jersey
For the past decade, the Bonner Foundation has been exploring how to develop a social action track within our network of 65 plus colleges. With the book, CHANGE! A Student Guide to Social Action, we now have the vehicle to help the Bonner network take this next step. Faculty on all college campuses should consider adopting CHANGE! so as to provide an effective and powerful social action experience for their students, and skilled civic leaders for their communities.
Robert Hackett, President, Bonner Foundation
CHANGE! comes at a moment in U.S. history which demands the creation of ever more powerful social and economic justice change agents, a job that higher education has done poorly. It's part roadmap, part compass, part toolkit. But above all, it's a practical guide for faculty who want to foster a new generation of able and smart activists.
Kent Glenzer, Ph.D., Dean, Graduate School of International Studies and Management, Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey