This site amasses evidence-based tools and peer-reviewed research to advance best practices in global learning, cooperative development, and community-university partnership. It is edited and overseen by researchers and practitioners who work with multiple methods and represent diverse fields, all concerned with the question of how to responsibly and ethically grow partnerships between educational institutions and communities. The site contains:
- A Global Service-Learning research wiki that pulls together peer-reviewed research, as well as books, chapters, dissertations, and reports relevant to community-university partnership, pedagogy, and student and community outcomes
- A tools and syllabi wiki that compiles resources relevant for program development, reflective exercises, community partnership, and course development featuring community-university partnerships
- Web resources relevant to community-driven development, justice, human rights, and critically reflective experiential education
- A blog, where we foster, invite, and share discussion relevant to community-university partnership, community-driven development, fair trade learning, and global service-learning. We are eager to broaden the community of contributors. Please propose a guest blog post after reading our guidelines here.
Many thanks to the institutions that have stepped forward to support the effort to ensure that this online field-gathering space exists. Because of their commitment to advancing research in this area, we are all more able to benefit from the diverse fields and researchers examining quality in global engagement partnerships.
This site was started by several individuals who have worked with community organizations around the world. We have benefited immensely from the insights we’ve been afforded through that work. We continue to struggle, try, discover, and learn on a regular basis how we can better align our lives with community-driven, fair, just efforts to build a world that better recognizes each individual’s core human dignity.
We have therefore deliberately built a platform that allows ongoing sharing, building, questioning, and collaboration from all visitors to this site. We look forward to the discussion and ongoing efforts to build a more just and sustainable world through careful and conscientious community-university partnership.