Student Development and Social Justice

Critical Learning, Radical Healing, and Community Engagement

  • Tessa Hicks Peterson

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Theories of Engagement

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      Pages 1-1
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  3. Praxis of Engagement

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      Pages 155-155
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  4. Back Matter
    Pages 237-321

About this book


This book weaves together critical components of student development and community building for social justice to prepare students to engage effectively in community-campus partnerships for social change. The author combines diverse theoretical models such as critical pedagogy, asset-based community development, and healing justice with lessons from programs promoting indigenous knowledge, decolonization, and mindfulness. Most importantly, this book links theory to practice, offering service-learning classroom activities, course and community partnership criteria, learning outcomes, and assessment rubrics. It speaks to students, faculty, administrators, and community members who are interested in utilizing community engagement as a vehicle for the development of students and communities towards wellbeing and social justice.


community engagement higher education public health social psychology sociology of education

Authors and affiliations

  • Tessa Hicks Peterson
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  1. 1.Pitzer CollegeClaremontUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2018
  • Publisher Name Palgrave Macmillan, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-57456-1
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-57457-8
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