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ERIC Number: EJ1136524
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-1931-4744
Teaching Social Justice through Community Engagement
Closson, Rosemary; Mullins Nelson, Barbara
International Journal for the Scholarship of Teaching and Learning, v3 n1 Article 10 Jan 2009
This research was motivated by our desire for our students to achieve a deeper appreciation for the social justice aspect of our field, adult education, and also to engage them with the community. We sought to accomplish these ends as students at two different state universities volunteered to build a home with Habitat for Humanity. Data was collected using focus groups and reflective papers and analyzed using a constant-comparative method. We found that student engagement with Habitat for Humanity resulted in students' personal growth and to a lesser extent they learned something about the potential of adult education to contribute to a more equitable and just society.
Centers for Teaching & Technology at Georgia Southern University. IJ-SoTL, Georgia Southern University, Henderson Library 1301, Statesboro, GA 30460. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Adult Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Tennessee (Memphis); Florida; Florida (Tampa)
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A