ERIC Number: ED439654
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999
Reference Count: N/A
Service-Learning in Higher Education around the World: An Initial Look.
Berry, Howard A.; Chisholm, Linda A.
This survey of institutions of higher education around the world brings together information about their interest and involvement in programs that combine academic study and volunteer service. Following an international conference in May 1998, called to consider the growing service-learning movement, questionnaires were sent to higher education institutions around the world. Responses were received from 64 institutions in 23 nations in East and Southeast Asia, India, North and South America, the Caribbean, Europe, Eastern Europe, Africa, and the Middle East. Responses represent an array of public and private, large and small, old and new institutions, with student bodies made up of every major religious affiliation and with curricula ranging from those focused exclusively on career preparation to those teaching only liberal arts. The report's nine chapters focus on: educators' reasons for initiation and development of service-learning programs; community needs addressed by students through service-learning programs; various models used to link academic studies to community volunteer service; other issues related to arranging and organizing service-learning; six institutional examples; and the present and future states of service learning. Appended are: a statement about the International Partnership for Service-Learning; resolutions of the May 1998 conference and signatories; a statement about the Distinguished Partner Program; and a profile of a service-learning program in India. (CH)
Descriptors: Community Services, Foreign Countries, Higher Education, Private Colleges, Program Design, Program Development, Public Colleges, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Volunteers, Volunteer Training
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Ford Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: International Partnership for Service-Learning, New York, NY.
Identifiers - Location: Asia; India; North America; South America