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ERIC Number: EJ1005307
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 25
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Going Global: Re-Framing Service-Learning in an Interconnected World
Garcia, Nuria Alonso; Longo, Nicholas V.
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v17 n2 p111-135 2013
This essay argues for the importance of re-framing international service-learning as global service-learning. This includes recognizing the entire "ecology of education," the interconnected web of relationships in which learning can occur at home and abroad. It draws upon the experiences of developing a new program in global studies at Providence College that focuses on civic engagement with global and local communities, along with interviews and a focus group with majors in the program. The essay concludes with a call for using service-learning as a vehicle to educate global citizens not merely as a one-time experience, but rather as part of an integrated curricular process. (Contains 1 table and 2 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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