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ERIC Number: EJ831343
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Service-Learning Effects on the Academic Learning of Rehabilitation Services Students
Mpofu, Elias
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v14 n1 p46-52 Fall 2007
The effects of service-learning on the academic attainment of rehabilitation services students were examined using a quasi-experimental design. One hundred and thirty senior rehabilitation services students enrolled in the medical aspects of disabilities course, 65 with service-learning and 65 with classroom-only instruction. The same instructor taught both sets of students. Student academic achievement was measured over the semester using three multiple-choice examinations and three case studies. The case studies were scored by a teaching assistant blind to the students' learning option. Group comparisons controlled for early semester scores. Students involved with service-learning achieved significantly higher scores on the case studies and comparable scores on the multiple choice tests. Service-learning appeared to enhance academic learning more so than classroom-only instruction. (Contains 2 tables and 1 note.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A