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ERIC Number: EJ811571
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jun
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-0895-4852
No Service to Learning: "Service-Learning" Reappraised
Egger, John B.
Academic Questions, v21 n2 p183-194 Jun 2008
"Service-learning" has been adopted by many colleges and universities as a way of instilling in students an ethic of community service. Its advocates typically distinguish it from simple volunteering, which lacks an academic component, and from internships, in which students acquire practical skills. The author argues that the rationales for service-learning are intellectually shallow and betray intent to indoctrinate students in a political view that derogates paid labor. Ultimately, service-learning erodes the principles of liberal education by attempting to substitute emotions for reason. (Contains 46 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
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Language: English
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