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ERIC Number: EJ1165160
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1476-7724
Global Service-Learning in Institutions of Higher Education: Concerns from a Community of Practice
Lough, Benjamin J.; Toms, Cynthia
Globalisation, Societies and Education, v16 n1 p66-77 2018
In order to better understand and determine priorities of global service-learning in higher education, this study used an empowering evaluation processes to assess the strategic trajectories needed for growth in this field. Researchers organised 36 focus groups during an international summit to map the strengths, weaknesses, and opportunities for global service-learning in higher education. These focus groups generated 121 summary statements, which were qualitatively coded and analysed to assess common themes. Participants identified six main needs that could strengthen the practice of global service-learning. These needs highlight common priorities and current dilemmas faced by the emerging field of global service-learning, and illustrate the priorities needed to move this field forward in the coming years.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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