Winnipeg Forum

Community Outreach and Servant Leadership in Higher Education
Karen Magro; Joe Goulet; Phil Baker; and Ken McCluskey
The University of Winnipeg, Winnipeg, Canada
Winnipeg University
Seeking to become more than merely a “good” teacher preparation program that delivers solid methods courses and practicum experiences, the Faculty of Education at the University of Winnipeg (UW) has moved beyond standard practice to forge a unique identity based on the principles of community outreach and servant leadership. In this forum, the presenters discuss foundational concepts such as social justice, service learning, reaching out to inner-city neighbours, and global networking. Highlighted, as well, are local and international tripartite (university/school/community) initiatives to reclaim talented but troubled young people – our “lost prizes” as it were.