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ERIC Number: EJ864458
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jun
Pages: 24
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 74
ISSN: ISSN-0316-1218
A Continuum of Approaches to Service-Learning within Canadian Post-Secondary Education
Chambers, Tony
Canadian Journal of Higher Education, v39 n2 p77-100 Jun 2009
This article provides a multi-level conceptual framework for service-learning that can serve as a decision-making guide for service-learning initiatives in Canadian post-secondary education. Service-learning approach options along a non-hierarchical continuum (philanthropic, social justice, and social transformation) are examined; the theoretical clusters used to frame this examination include experiential education, social learning, student development, and liberatory education. Various dimensions and potential implications of each approach are explored. Regardless of the particular service-learning approach adopted by Canadian institutions, decision makers and participants should be conscious of the parameters and potential impact of their chosen approach. (Contains 1 table and 1 endnote.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada