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ERIC Number: EJ798296
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 1
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-1080-5699
Uniting Community and University through Service Learning
Arney, Janna B.; Jones, Irma
Business Communication Quarterly, v69 n2 p195-198 2006
At its core, service-learning is about creating opportunities for students to apply theory they learn in the classroom to real-world problems and real-world needs. A service-learning project was initiated with the CEO of the Brownsville Chamber of Commerce. The project required 2nd-year business communication students to interview community business owners and to prepare an article for publication in the Chamber of Commerce newsletter. The focus of the article was not the "business" but instead the "people" behind the business. One article a month would be published in the Chamber newsletter, which has a monthly circulation of 30,000. In this article, the authors describe the eight steps involved in carrying out the service-learning project.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas