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ERIC Number: EJ1011428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Feb
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1949-6605
Self-Authoring a Civic Identity: A Qualitative Analysis of Change-Oriented Service Learning
Iverson, Susan V.; James, Jennifer H.
Journal of Student Affairs Research and Practice, v50 n1 p88-105 Feb 2013
This qualitative case study explored how undergraduate students' involvement with change-oriented service-learning contributed to their civic-political development. Using Baxter Magolda's notion of self-authorship as an analytic lens, findings suggested that students' involvement with change-oriented service-learning led to (a) deeper and more nuanced understandings of citizenship, (b) a developed sense of efficacy as citizens, and (c) an increased awareness of self in relation to others and their communities. Implications for practice in student affairs are addressed. (Contains 1 figure and 1 footnote.)
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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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