ERIC Number: EJ1050809
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 22
Toward Radicalizing Community Service Learning
Sheffield, Eric C.
Educational Studies: Journal of the American Educational Studies Association, v51 n1 p45-56 2015
This article advocates a radicalized theoretical construction of community service learning. To accomplish this radicalization, I initially take up a discussion of traditional understandings of CSL rooted in pragmatic/progressive thought. I then suggest that this traditional structural foundation can be radicalized by incorporating Deborah Britzman's (1998) "difficult knowledge" and Cornell West's (1989) historic catastrophe into that traditional structure. In conclusion, I discuss the implications that such a radicalized understanding of CSL entails.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Community Services, Educational Change, Epistemology, Reflection, Educational Experience, Transformative Learning, Teaching Methods, Instructional Innovation, Change Strategies, Educational Theories
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