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ERIC Number: EJ1093028
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Violence, Conflict, and Community Service-Learning: Measuring Impact on Students and Community
Scharrer, Erica; Cooks, Leda
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v11 n1 p71-86 2006
University students were involved in the design, implementation, and assessment of a program in local schools on conflict and violence in the media and in one's own life. The community partners were sixth graders in five area classrooms in the community surrounding the university. This study assesses the impact of a project-based community service-learning (CSL) partnership on both the university students involved and the sixth graders for whom the project was designed. The data suggest that both the sixth graders/community members and the university students learned valuable information and developed critical thinking skills from participation in the project. The analysis of the data gives us important insights into the ways such work can and does make an impact on all parties involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education; Grade 6; Intermediate Grades; Middle Schools; Elementary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
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