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ERIC Number: EJ1138811
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Mar
Pages: 30
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2164-0246
Served through Service: Undergraduate Students' Experiences in Community Engaged Learning at a Catholic and Marianist University
Fogle, Elizabeth M.; Franco, Savio D.; Jesse, Edel M.; Kondritz, Brent; Maxam, Lindsay; Much-McGrew, Heidi; McMillen, Cody; Ridenour, Carolyn S.; Trunk, Daniel J.
Journal of Catholic Education, v20 n1 Article 6 Mar 2017
Students participating in sustained community service at an urban Catholic and Marianist university were volunteer informants in this qualitative exploration of the meaning they make of their service experiences. A PhD student research team (nine members) interviewed fourteen undergraduate students (10 of whom were seniors). Findings were organized as themes constructed within three domains: background, experience, and meaning. Within "background," students who had prior work in faith-based service before college deepened their meaning of service. Within "experience," there were social and cultural dynamics of navigating on and off campus life, including the roles students played as well as the challenge of time management. Within "meaning," building relationships was central to community service. Students built strong personal relationships with and deep commitments to city residents; the meaning of their own identities grew and developed. Experiencing the roots of social injustice led students both to confirm and to reconsider their life vocations.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ohio (Dayton)
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