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ERIC Number: EJ848468
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 90
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
Community Service Learning in the Face of Globalization: Rethinking Theory and Practice
Keith, Novella Zett
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v11 n2 p5-24 Spr 2005
Globalization is a multifaceted phenomenon that does not yield easy definitions. The author examines three of its interconnected faces--neoliberalism, time-space compression, and globalism--to trace their implications for two principles of service-learning practice: reciprocity and meeting community needs. The article reconceptualizes these two principles, concluding that interdependence is a better fit with the values and practices of the field than reciprocity; conceptions of community should emphasize difference and intersection of public and private spaces; and community needs should be defined to support citizenship action, public work, and social justice. (Contains 1 figure and 17 notes.)
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 - Descriptive
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Language: English
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