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ERIC Number: EJ1149675
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: EISSN-2327-3585
Service-Learning: International Teachers' Perspectives
O'Keefe, jean; Feinberg, Joseph
Journal of International Social Studies, v3 n2 p53-70 2013
In this qualitative case study, we explored the knowledge and perceptions of service-learning held by a diverse group of 22 international teachers. Through focus group interviews, we found that the majority of participants desired to implement service-learning in their countries, and they supported the idea of mandatory service-learning. The results show that the majority of international teachers had no prior knowledge of service-learning before instruction in the United States. We highlight diverse interpretations and definitions of service-learning but also emphasize that service-learning design and implementation varies depending on the beliefs and goals of practitioners.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Argentina; Cambodia; Colombia; Honduras; Kazakhstan; Nicaragua; Morocco; Uzbekistan; Poland; Georgia Republic; United States
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