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ERIC Number: EJ929553
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-0145-935X
Building Reciprocal Partnerships for Service-Learning: The Experiences of Hong Kong Secondary School Teachers
Ngai, Steven Sek-Yum; Cheung, Chau-Kiu; Ngai, Ngan-Pun; Chan, Kwok-Bong
Child & Youth Services, v31 n3-4 p170-187 2009
With the maturation of the service-learning field in recent years, school-community partnerships have emerged as an important area for studying the effectiveness of this type of experiential education. However, the paucity of studies of school-community partnerships indicates that they are only beginning to be understood and thus require further investigation. Drawing upon 5 focus group interviews with 22 secondary school teachers in Hong Kong, this study gives examples of the diversity of service-learning partnerships and provides strategies for developing and maintaining effective partnerships. The research and practice implications of the present findings for promoting reciprocal school-community partnerships are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Hong Kong