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ERIC Number: EJ999920
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2012
Pages: 16
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
ISSN: ISSN-0897-5264
University-Based Service Learning: Relating Mentoring Experiences to Issues of Poverty
Hughes, Carolyn; Steinhorn, Rachel; Davis, Blair; Beckrest, Sara; Boyd, Elizabeth; Cashen, Kelly
Journal of College Student Development, v53 n6 p767-782 Nov-Dec 2012
We investigated whether participation in a university-based, service learning mentoring program could affect college students' learning about social inequities and the effects of poverty. The program we examined combined four critical components: (a) Mentor training, (b) mentoring youth on-site in their high-poverty environments, (c) mentors' ongoing reflecting, and (d) class discussion of issues related to poverty and social inequities. By analyzing students' ongoing reflective journals in relation to Kolb's learning cycle, we sought to determine (a) experiences students reported to engage in while mentoring and (b) the relation between students' experiences and learning about poverty. Mentees' input was obtained via interviews to corroborate mentors' perspectives. Based on findings, recommendations for the field are proposed. (Contains 1 table.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Learning Style Inventory