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ERIC Number: EJ1092981
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 16
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Ecological Development through Service-Learning
Baker, Daniel
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n1 p145-159 2006
This article describes a successful model used in international service-learning projects that integrates economic development and ecological improvement. The principles of the model are discussed, including commitments to maintain partnerships over time, emphasize the transfer of knowledge from one generation of students to the next, start small, build a history of success, and gain community trust. The application of this model to an evolving series of service-learning projects in Honduras is discussed. The article concludes with a discussion of some of the challenges and management strategies useful in implementing the model.
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 - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Honduras; Vermont