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ERIC Number: EJ789513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 15
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
The Relationships between Service-Learning, Social Justice, Multicultural Competence, and Civic Engagement
Einfeld, Aaron; Collins, Denise
Journal of College Student Development, v49 n2 p95-109 Mar-Apr 2008
This study qualitatively examined how participants in a long-term service-learning program described their understanding of and commitment to social justice, multicultural competence, and civic engagement. Interviews with members of a university-sponsored AmeriCorps service-learning program explored participants' perceptions of the effects of their service. Several participants in this study increased their awareness of inequality, but only some adopted a commitment to social justice. Participants also developed several multicultural skills while interacting with their clients, such as empathy, patience, attachment, reciprocity, trust, and respect. All participants expressed a commitment to continued civic engagement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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