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ERIC Number: EJ890342
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 15
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0092-055X
Service Learning for Social Change? Lessons from a Liberal Arts College
Lewis, Tammy L.
Teaching Sociology, v32 n1 p94-108 Jan 2004
This paper explores efforts by Denison University to shift its service-learning efforts from service based on a charity model toward service based on collaboration and community-based social change. The author describes the institution's process of adaptation and a series of service-learning courses that draw upon participatory action research, asset-based community development, and what Denison service-learning faculty call "place-based" service learning. Based on ethnographic data and reports from students' reflective journals from courses that have attempted to develop a partnership with a nearby community, the author outlines some of the challenges for faculty and institutions that are considering crossing-over from service learning based on charity to service learning for social justice. (Contains 2 tables and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Ohio