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ERIC Number: EJ1137428
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Transforming Higher Education through and for Democratic Civic Engagement: A Model for Change
Saltmarsh, John; Janke, Emily M.; Clayton, Patti H.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v22 n1 p122-127 Fall 2015
Twenty years ago, reflecting on the possibilities for service-learning (SL) to help re-envision higher education, Zlotkowski (1995) considered the question, "Does service-learning have a future?" and concluded "nothing less than a transformation of contemporary academic culture," a transformation of higher education institutions into "engaged campus[es]," was required for an answer in the affirmative to be assured (p. 130). How, though, does such transformation of academic institutions happen? And, what does "institutional transformation" mean in the realm of SLCE? The authors suggest that for community-campus engagement to flourish in the future, SLCE practitioner-scholars should inquire into these questions and design their work in light of what they are learning. This essay offers a model to help guide that process.
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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