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ERIC Number: EJ881867
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 21
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 60
ISSN: ISSN-1551-2169
"You Call This Service?": A Civic Ontology Approach to Evaluating Service-Learning in Diverse Communities
Marichal, Jose
Journal of Political Science Education, v6 n2 p142-162 2010
This article considers the impact of service-learning in diverse communities on student civic development. A key debate in the literature is whether service-learning in diverse communities fosters student moral/cognitive development or reinforces preexisting stereotypes. This debate has significant implications for student's future civic engagement. Through a qualitative analysis of 61 reflections of service-learning experiences in Oxnard, California done by undergraduate students at California Lutheran University, I develop a civic ontology model designed to assess a student's civic development. The model identifies four axes of a student's civic development (efficacy, deservedness, value judgment, and identity). The model presents service-learning scholars and practitioners with a mechanism for evaluating the outcomes of student service-learning in diverse communities. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: California