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ERIC Number: EJ843838
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 18
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Community Agency Voice and Benefit in Service-Learning
Miron, Devi; Moely, Barbara E.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v12 n2 p27-37 Spr 2006
Supervisors from 40 community agencies working with a university-based service-learning program were interviewed regarding the extent of their input in service-learning program planning and implementation "(Agency Voice), Interpersonal Relations" with service-learning students, "Perceived Benefit" of the service-learning program to the agency, and their "Perceptions of the University." Issues of diversity in the context of service-learning were considered. Support was found for two hypotheses: First, agency members' indicating more voice in program planning saw more benefits to their agency from taking part in the service-learning program. Secondly, the perception of benefits predicted agency members' positive perceptions of the university as a whole. Representatives of agencies with a longer history of participation in the service-learning program and from agencies involving larger numbers of service-learning students were more positive about some aspects of the relationship. (Contains 4 tables and 1 figure.)
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; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Louisiana