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ERIC Number: ED528325
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1548-6613
Youth-Led Initiative in Community Service-Learning Projects and Their Learning Experience
Ngee, Lee Mah
Online Submission, US-China Education Review A 2 p281-288 2011
This paper presents a study of 428 youths who participated in service-learning projects in developing countries in South-East Asia, China and India. Using mixed-method approach, this study examined the reasons for their participation in the YEP (youth expedition projects) and the impact of their service-learning experiences on their civic attitudes and competence skills. Positive outcomes in civic engagement, competence skills and development of sense of self for participants as a whole and in terms of age group are discussed. The author concludes that it is important to make service-learning an explicit training and educational goal in order for educators to facilitate the building of capacities in youths, so that they can appreciate the value that service-learning can bring in character development and shape early commitment to civic involvement. (Contains 5 tables.)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Asia; China; India