Civic & Community Engagement (in Urban Schools) Honors Course

This course was developed as a partnership between the education department at Penn State-Berks, The Penn State Educational Partnership Program’s Urban Teacher Leadership Program, and the school district of the city of Reading, PA. Themes explored in this course include: urban education, youth civic engagement, and action research. Students in the course engaged in service learning (mentoring middle and high school students) and action research. This syllabus may be particularly helpful for those interested in integrating action research into service-learning courses. The instructor for this course, Kira Baker-Doyle, is now Assistant Professor of Education and Director of Programs in Literacies, Technologies, and Citizenship Studies at the Arcadia University School of Education. For more information about this course, please contact her at

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