NotesFAQContact Us
Search Tips
Back to results
Peer reviewed Peer reviewed
Direct linkDirect link
ERIC Number: EJ1210740
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2019-Apr
Pages: 20
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1475-2409
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.
SAGE Publications. 2455 Teller Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91320. Tel: 800-818-7243; Tel: 805-499-9774; Fax: 800-583-2665; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Ethiopia; Kenya; South Africa