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ERIC Number: EJ794787
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1059-308X
The Impact of a Freshman Year Community-Based Service-Learning Experience on the Achievement of Standards Articulated for Teacher Candidates
Miller, Kari Knutson; Dunlap, Carmen Zuniga; Gonzalez, Amber
School Community Journal, v17 n2 p111-122 Fall-Win 2007
The purpose of this study was to investigate the impact of a university's freshman year community-based service-learning experience on the achievement of standards articulated for teacher candidates. Standards assessed included knowledge of community-based resources, demonstration of reflective processes, and recognition of the importance of collaboration with community-based professionals. Findings indicated that this early field experience facilitated achievement of professional development goals related to service identification; participants also demonstrated reflection on practice. A challenge revealed by this investigation, however, was related to the facilitation of collaborative dispositions in preservice teachers.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A