ERIC Number: EJ1210740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Abstractor: As Provided
In Pursuit of Community Engagement: Unpacking the Knowledge and Skills Associated with Service-Learning Efforts
Lillo, Sarah R.
Journal of Research in International Education, v18 n1 p3-22 Apr 2019
The study described in this article highlights the complexity of service-learning efforts and community engagement pursuits. It is based on 6.5 months of qualitative fieldwork in International Baccalaureate international schools in Kenya, Ethiopia, and South Africa. The article unpacks the understandings and skills involved in service-learning efforts through a framework developed by the research. The framework includes six knowledge domains: service-learning pedagogy, global issues, school contexts, local contexts, leadership/organizations, and communication. The author argues that related competencies in these domains support efforts, whereas related knowledge gaps impede efforts. Such a framework allows teams to be self-reflective and intentional, justifies related resources, and explains the strain that educators involved in these pursuits can feel. The author argues that facilitators need to have deep knowledge in far more than service-learning pedagogy.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Teaching Methods, Advanced Placement Programs, International Education, Cross Cultural Studies, Foreign Countries, Guidelines, Global Approach, Educational Environment, Local Issues, Leadership, Communication (Thought Transfer), Citizenship, Teacher Attitudes, Student Attitudes, Community Involvement, Cultural Awareness, Student Leadership, Public Relations, International Schools
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Kenya; South Africa