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ERIC Number: EJ1150956
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Pages: 19
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
Examining Developmental Readiness in an International Service-Learning Context
Taylor, Kari B.; Jones, Susan R.; Massey, Rachel; Mickey, Jasmine; Reynolds, Danyelle J.; Jackson, Torrie
Journal of College Student Development, v58 n5 p685-703 Jul 2017
The authors examined students' developmental readiness for productively negotiating the disorienting dilemmas and dissonance they experienced during an international service-learning experience. Using a case study methodology, researchers collected data from a diverse group composed of 7 graduate students and 5 undergraduates who participated in a pre-departure course and 3-week immersion in Ecuador, which instructors framed with a critical service-learning pedagogy. Findings emphasize how the complexities of the students' in-country experience sparked disorienting dilemmas and point to the intertwined nature of developmental readiness, dissonance, and emotions during service-learning experiences.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ecuador
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A