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ERIC Number: EJ1024175
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 36
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 50
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Designing, Implementing, and Evaluating a Department-Wide Service-Learning Program for English Language Learners in Morocco
Seilstad, Brian
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v18 n1 p229-263 2014
This article describes the theoretical and pedagogical background and results from the first semester of a service-learning program for English learners at a public Moroccan university and the local high school. This study fills a gap in the literature related to service-learning practice and outcomes in Morocco and the Arab world in general. The results of the program, based on student reflection journals, evaluation surveys, focus groups, and final course outcomes, showed overlap with the impacts predicted by previous studies, with some notable particularities for the Moroccan context. The initial results of the program are promising, and an expansion of the program combined with a long-term study will continue in future semesters. Service-learning's impact on civic education and civic actions are also explored with results that are both positive and troubling for the region.
Office of the Vice President for Public Service and Outreach, University of Georgia and the Institute of Higher Education. Treanor House, 1234 South Lumpkin Street, Athens, GA 30602. Tel: 706-542-6167; Fax: 706-542-6124; e-mail: jheoe@uga.edu; Web site: http://www.jheoe.uga.edu
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Morocco