ERIC Number: EJ1049785
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2015
Abstractor: As Provided
Using a Critical Service-Learning Approach to Facilitate Civic Identity Development
Mitchell, Tania D.
Theory Into Practice, v54 n1 p20-28 2015
This article highlights elements of civic engagement programs that have the rich potential to facilitate civic identity development. Focusing on research with alumni, the study examines 3 civic engagement programs, the approaches of which are guided by critical service-learning. It explores elements of the experiences that alumni name as influential to their learning, development, and present commitments to understand the ways that civic engagement programs based in a critical service-learning approach can encourage them to develop commitments to active citizenship as exemplified by Knefelkamp's (2008) vision of a mature sense of civic identity.
Descriptors: Service Learning, Critical Theory, Citizen Participation, Alumni, Program Descriptions, Learning Activities, Learning Experience, Cohort Analysis, Professional Identity, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Teaching Methods
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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