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Strategic Directions For Global Research On Volunteering For Peace And Sustainable Development, Vera J. Seelig Aug 2015

Strategic Directions For Global Research On Volunteering For Peace And Sustainable Development, Vera J. Seelig

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This workshop report is a co-creation of the United Nations Volunteers, the International Forum on Volunteering for International Development, and the Center for Social Development. It summarizes the workshop on strategic directions for global research for sustainable development that took place in Bonn, Germany, on July 6 through 7, 2015.


Social And Emotional Learning And Social Work In Middle School: A Case Study In Community Partnership, Anne Robertson Jul 2015

Social And Emotional Learning And Social Work In Middle School: A Case Study In Community Partnership, Anne Robertson

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Social and emotional learning is increasingly being recognized for its role in urban school reform despite current school improvement efforts focused on academic outcomes. This paper presents a case study in community partnership between a middle school, a community-based organization, and a research university, to implement a social and emotional program in seventh grade social studies. Highlighted is the importance of trust and communication among all partners—including administrators, researchers, front-line staff, teachers, and students. It also suggests a framework to expand school partnerships to include schools of social work, especially when the focus is on social and emotional learning.


Beyond Ferguson: Empowering Low-Income People To Build The Future Of Their Communities, Dorothy Stoneman Mar 2015

Beyond Ferguson: Empowering Low-Income People To Build The Future Of Their Communities, Dorothy Stoneman

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Beyond Ferguson: Empowering Low-Income People to Build the Future of Their Communities


An Agenda On Productive Aging: Research, Policy, And Practice, Nancy Morrow-Howell Sep 2004

An Agenda On Productive Aging: Research, Policy, And Practice, Nancy Morrow-Howell

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The Center for Social Development (CSD) at Washington University in St. Louis is advancing an agenda on productive aging, focusing on three primary forms of productive engagement: employment, volunteerism/civic engagement, and caregiving. These are activities that produce goods and services, whether paid for or not, and that have effects beyond individuals to families, communities, and society. Older adults who engage in these activities make important economic and social contributions, though these contributions are often undervalued. This agenda on productive aging builds on the results of a CSD-sponsored symposium where leading gerontologists from many academic disciplines discussed older adults as ...