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ERIC Number: EJ1151094
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017
Sustainability of Our Planet and All Species as the Organizing Principle for SLCE
Kecskes, Kevin; Joyalle, Jennifer; Elliott, Erin; Sherman, Jacob D. B.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v23 n2 p159-164 Spr 2017
We may define and prioritize them differently, but few would deny that our human community is facing intractable problems at local, national, and global scales. The authors call on higher education institutions (HEIs) around the world to work collectively and with strategic intent and action to use sustainability as an organizing principle to focus service-learning and community engagement (SLCE) activities on the flourishing of our planet and its diverse species. While certainly not perfect and still in an emergent phase, efforts such as those being undertaken by colleges and universities described in this article are beginning to generate significant results by utilizing sustainability as an overarching institutional organizing principle and SLCE strategies as the delivery mechanisms for realizing change on their campuses and in their communities.
Descriptors: Sustainability, Ecology, Higher Education, College Role, Service Learning, Experiential Learning, Conservation (Environment), Cooperation, Interdisciplinary Approach, Global Approach, Foreign Countries
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: http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/mjcsl
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Identifiers - Location: Canada; United States
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