ERIC Number: EJ723398
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Reference Count: 15
Putting the Learning in Service Learning: From Soup Kitchen Models to the Black Metropolis Model
Manley, Theodoric, Jr.; Buffa, Avery S.; Dube, Caleb; Reed, Lauren
Education and Urban Society, v38 n2 p115-141 2006
Results of the Black Metropolis Model (BMM) of service learning are analyzed and illustrated in this article to explain how to "put the learning in service learning." There are many soup kitchens or nontransforming models of service learning where students are asked to serve needy populations but internalize and learn little about the service in their service learning. The results of a successful transforming model of service learning are presented to demonstrate how to put the learning in service learning for all students. The model integrates community institutions, residents, university faculty, staff, and undergraduate and high school students in hands-on service learning experiences that document uneven changes in the Black Metropolis of Chicago. The results reveal that the information and knowledge acquired by students transforms student knowledge as they internalize how uneven development in housing impacts community residents and their future in the original Black Metropolis of Chicago.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Transformative Learning, High School Students, College Students, Models, School Community Relationship, Urban Areas, Experiential Learning, Social Studies, African Americans, Poverty, Housing
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Higher Education
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois