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ERIC Number: EJ901623
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 53
ISSN: ISSN-1052-4800
Service-Learning in the Literature Classroom: Initiating Conversations
Grobman, Laurie
Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, v18 n1 p79-95 2007
Service-learning, an increasingly popular pedagogical strategy in higher education, has been largely ignored in the scholarship of literature teaching. Because political and social activities are inextricably linked with aesthetic and intellectual activities, literary texts and community service can work in complementary ways to inform students' meaning-making. Service-learning can foster students' learning about social issues and the integral values of justice and fairness. In the author's study, service-learning served to heighten--and, in some cases, introduced to students--an awareness of the complexities of race, gender, and class as they intersect in women's lives--in both literature and the "real" world. (Contains 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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