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ERIC Number: EJ825863
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 11
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 12
ISSN: ISSN-0160-5429
Global Dimension in Service Learning: A Collaborative Grant-Writing Project
Cook, Alicia Skinner
International Education, v37 n2 p6-16 Spr 2008
This article describes a service-learning project implemented at Colorado State University to assist a South African non-profit organization in enhancing their music education program, while at the same time advancing the international perspectives of American students in a senior capstone course on program development and grant writing. In the service-learning project, students had the opportunity to work on real-life issues affecting youth in a foreign country. The experience of engaging in service leaning having global dimensions made their academic learning relevant while simultaneously enhancing their grant-writing skills, expanding their knowledge of contemporary issues affecting South African youth, gaining experience with culturally-relevant program planning and evaluation, and examining the linkages between educational and community intervention in a South African context. Participating students unanimously reported a variety of positive outcomes in terms of academic learning, skill development, and increased awareness of international issues. The course was also appropriate as a senior capstone experience in terms of rigor and the expectation of synthesis, integration, and application of the academic content learned in their major.
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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: South Africa; United States