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ERIC Number: ED532187
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 153
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-1095-1223-6
Service-Learning and Civic Efficacy among Youth with Disabilities
Miller, Christina R.
ProQuest LLC, Ph.D. Dissertation, The Florida State University
The concept of civic-efficacy, as well as its role in post-school outcomes for high school students with disabilities is explored. Service-learning is introduced as a possible intervention for improving the civic-efficacy of high school students with disabilities. The existing literature regarding civic engagement, service-learning, and students with disabilities is critiqued. The results of a mixed methods study with quasi-experimental design analyzing the impact of service-learning activities on the civic-efficacy of youth with disabilities are presented. The findings indicate a significant difference in the civic-efficacy scores of youth who participate in service-learning activities. Qualitative analysis revealed that all the youth participating in the focus groups would like to do more service-learning activities and none of the service-learning sites aligned their projects with the service-learning best practices. [The dissertation citations contained here are published with the permission of ProQuest LLC. Further reproduction is prohibited without permission. Copies of dissertations may be obtained by Telephone (800) 1-800-521-0600. Web page:]
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Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Doctoral Dissertations
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education
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Language: English
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