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ERIC Number: EJ1005300
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 34
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 72
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Inside out, outside in: A Comparative Analysis of Service-Learning's Development in the United States and South Africa
Stanton, Timothy K.; Erasmus, Mabel A.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v17 n1 p61-94 2013
In this article, two service-learning practitioners reflect on the development of the pedagogy of service-learning within higher education in two different contexts: the United States and South Africa. They examine and compare service-learning's evolution in these two different, distant parts of the world from the vantage points of their long involvement in this work, noting the institutional locations and motivations of early pioneers and the important, often enabling influence of higher education's social context. They conclude with theory-building speculation on how these service-learning stories may illuminate some of the complexities of institutional change in higher education. (Contains 2 figures and 3 endnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: South Africa; United States