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ERIC Number: ED402853
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Oct
Pages: 18
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Voices, Places and Conversations about Service Learning: Making Connections.
Oliver, Helen T.
This paper defines service-learning by college students in the context of institutional purpose, mission, and curriculum while simultaneously defining community and echoing conversations about student service-learning experiences. These issues include: (1) voices--institutional purpose and mission and founding principles; (2) places--the student, the teacher, the classroom, and the community; and (3) conversations--highlights of reflective experiences, "telling the stories". The paper describes the service learning program at Rust College (Mississippi), an historically black college which has a long tradition of community service. It reports that, in 1995, Rust College implemented a service learning program called Developing Responsibility through Education, Affirmation, Mentoring and Service (DREAMS). Thirty Rust students are presently involved in service-learning. Students are required to complete 20 hours of tutoring and mentoring services, keep a daily journal, write a reflective paper on the experience, and make a classroom presentation. (Contains 14 references.) (JLS)
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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