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ERIC Number: EJ950766
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 27
ISSN: ISSN-1076-0180
What Influences the Long-Term Sustainability of Service-Learning? Lessons from Early Adopters
Vogel, Amanda L.; Seifer, Sarena D.; Gelmon, Sherril B.
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning, v17 n1 p59-74 Fall 2010
As service-learning is adopted by growing numbers of higher education institutions, there is increasing interest in understanding the factors necessary to sustain service-learning for the long-term. Institutions that were early adopters of service-learning may offer important insights into what factors influence long-term sustainability. With this aim in mind, we conducted a retrospective, qualitative study of the ten-year sustainability of service-learning among a cohort of sixteen colleges and universities that participated in a national demonstration program of service-learning from 1995 to 1998. We assessed the extent to which service-learning was sustained at each institution, and explored the factors that influenced sustainability, including facilitators, challenges, and strategies for success. (Contains 6 notes and 2 tables.)
Edward Ginsberg Center for Community Service and Learning, University of Michigan. 1024 Hill Street, Ann Arbor, MI 48109-3310. Tel: 734-647-7402; Fax: 734-647-7464; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A