ERIC Number: EJ719120
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Aug
Reference Count: 29
Critical Reflective Thinking through Service-Learning in Multicultural Teacher Education
Li, Xin; Lal, Shirley
Intercultural Education, v16 n3 p217-234 Aug 2005
This paper describes and discusses the effect of service-learning on students' reflective thinking about their own knowledge in multicultural teacher education at a state university in Southern California (USA). Two versions of students' multicultural autobiographies, one at the beginning and the other at the end of the course, were examined to determine their individual progress. Two classes, one with a service-learning assignment and the other without, were involved to identify differences. Using King and Kitchener's model of reflective judgment, this study compares and contrasts the progress of student critical reflective thinking and differences between the two classes. The research suggests that service-learning stimulated and increased students' reflective thinking about their own knowledge in multicultural education.
Descriptors: Autobiographies, Multicultural Education, Critical Thinking, Teacher Education, Reflective Teaching, Service Learning, Knowledge Level, Comparative Analysis
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California