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Community Engagement: Community engagement

Critically examine the concept of community engagement within tertiary studies and how this concept is being implemented in Australian, Canadian, New Zealand, U.K., and U.S. tertiary institutions.


Use MultiSearch to find books and articles.

PILOTS database

PILOTS database

Sponsored by the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs, its goal is to include citations to all literature on post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other mental-health sequelae of traumatic events, without disciplinary, linguistic, or geographical limitations, and to offer both current and retrospective coverage.

Books/Journals in the library

Here is a sample of the useful books and journals in the UC Library. Use the MultiSearch box on the left to find others.


Butin, D.W. (2010). Service learning in theory and practice: The future of community engagement in higher education. New York: Palgrave Macmillan.

McIlrath, L & MacLabhrainn, I. (2007). Higher education and civic engagement:International perspectives .Aldershot, England: Ashgate.

Packham, C. (2010). Active citizenship and community learning. Exter: Learning Matters

Kerins, A.T. (2010) An adventure in service-learning: Developing knowledge, values and responsibility. Franham, England: Ashgate.

Rochester, C. (2010). Volunteering in the 21st century. Houndsmill, England: Palgrave Mamillan. 



International journal of teaching and learning in higher education: Special issue on service learning

Michigan journal of community service learning

Newsletter. Volunteering Canterbury (Macmillan Brown: in library use only).

Australian journal on volunteering



Ren, Z.J.(2009). On being a volunteer at the Sichuan earthquake disaster area (translated version). Hong Kong Journal of Psychiatry. 19(3), 123

Beehra, T. A., LeGroa, K.,  Portera, K.,  Bowling, N.A,  & Swarderc, W.M. (2010). Required Volunteers: Community Volunteerism Among Students in College Classes. Teaching of Psychology. 37(4), 276-280

Foster,L., & Vernon, A. (2002).Nonprofit Agency Perspectives of Higher Education Service Learning and Volunteerism. Journal of Nonprofit & Public Sector Marketing. 10( 2),   207 - 230
Astin, A.W., Sax, L.J., & Avalos, J. (1999). Long-term effects of volunteerism during the undergraduate years. Review of higher education.   22 (2), 187
Fothergill, A., & Steffen, S. L. (2009). 9/11 Volunteerism: A pathway to personal healing and community engagement. Social science journal. 46 (1),   29 - 46

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