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ERIC Number: EJ1033633
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 39
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 87
ISSN: ISSN-0033-6297
Systematic Review of Service-Learning in Youth Physical Activity Settings
Carson, Russell L.; Raguse, Allison L.
Quest, v66 n1 p57-95 2014
The extent to which service-learning exists in the field of kinesiology broadly, and more specifically related to the physical activity of youth, remains largely unknown. The purpose of this study was to conduct a systematic review of the service-learning literature in kinesiology, with a specific focus on youth physical activity settings. Following a thorough search, 42 peer-reviewed publications were organized around the key characteristics and consistent trends that emerged from inductive analysis. Overall, results separated into three publication types: research, program overview, and implementation strategy. Research publications indicated that mounting evidence exists for the impact of service-learning on undergraduate students, while program overview and implementation strategy publications described a variety of successful service-learning programs that kinesiology educators might emulate in the future. This review provides a comprehensive, evaluative, and current service-learning compendium that can be used to inform further service-learning research and practitioner activities in youth physical activity settings.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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