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ERIC Number: EJ998832
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
Balancing Structure and Choice in Intergenerational Service-Learning
Hancock, Cynthia Riffe; Shenk, Dena; George, Jeena
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v34 n2 p115-134 2013
Intergenerational service-learning has become an important component of many educational gerontology programs. The model at the University of North Carolina Charlotte incorporates multiple elements of student choice within a very structured service-learning experience. A review of the literature reveals some discussion of the value of choice, but very little utilization of choice within a structured intergenerational service-learning model. Qualitative analysis of data from 210 student reflection papers reveals the experience of having choices in structured undergraduate service-learning. These findings support the utilization of choice within structure as a best practice in intergenerational service-learning. (Contains 2 tables, 1 figure and 1 note.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: North Carolina