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The Learning Conference 2003

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An Alternative Approach to Preventing Student Alienation and School Violence through Teacher Education Curricula: Using Service-Learning to Promote a Sense of Belonging that Embraces Human Diversity

Dr Carroll Tyminski.

What can teacher educators do to prepare future teachers to address complex issues inherent in our schools today? Young people characterized as outsiders inflict violence upon our communities. They are often alienated, socially isolated, and devoid of social responsibility.

Fixing this problem requires community partnership. Teacher education programs and schools must incorporate service-learning and sensitivity training into their curricula.

Presentation focuses on a program that makes a strong human connection with students of all abilities, races, and ethnic backgrounds.


Dr Carroll Tyminski  (United States)
Assistant Professor
Department of Education
Elizabethtown College

Dr. Tyminski developed a unified elementary education/special education program at Elizabethtown College. She has been published on the topics of student teacher preparation, inclusionary practice, inquiry-based teaching, and service-learning. She teaches courses in both special education and regular education.

  • Teacher Education Curricula
  • Student Alienation
  • School Violence
  • Service-Learning
  • Human Diversity
  • Inclusion

(30 min Conference Paper, English)