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ERIC Number: EJ1143571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Pages: 15
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-1535-0584
The Relevancy of Service-Learning in the United States
Kessinger, Thomas A.
American Educational History Journal, v42 n2 p203-217 2015
Are the following terms synonymous: service, volunteerism, community service, service-learning? This article offers a survey of service-related terms and definitions by various groups. It also shows a connection between service (and/or service- learning) and citizenship. Finally, it notes how some public and private institutions (organizations) assist in promoting either service or service-learning in this country. The focus of this article will be to trace the idea of "service-learning," especially for the last twenty-five years. An equally important objective will be to show how academics and others in the United States have applied the term.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education; Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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