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ERIC Number: EJ1001004
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 46
ISSN: ISSN-0002-726X
Service-Learning in Deaf Studies: Impact on the Development of Altruistic Behaviors and Social Justice Concern
Cooper, Sheryl B.; Cripps, Jody H.; Reisman, Joel I.
American Annals of the Deaf, v157 n5 p413-427 2013
A literature review identified various kinds of altruism, including altruism devoted to social change and a charitable form of altruism, along with the concept that it is possible for these types to occur independently or simultaneously. A study was conducted with university students in a Deaf studies program to determine the effect of a service-learning experience on the development of altruistic behaviors. Students in a course titled "Social Services in the Deaf Community" responded to a questionnaire measuring their attitudes toward serving the community before and after they participated in an off-campus experience volunteering with organizations that served or could serve the Deaf community. The results indicated significant changes in students' attitudes regarding their ability to make a difference in society, and strongly suggest a positive correlation between service-learning experiences and development of "civic responsibility" altruistic behaviors among Deaf studies students volunteering in the community. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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