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ERIC Number: EJ1280464
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2021
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1467-6370
Implementing Social Projects with Undergraduate Students: An Analysis of Essential Characteristics
Rampasso, Izabela Simon; Siqueira, Renê Grottoli; Martins, Vitor W. B.; Anholon, Rosley; Quelhas, Osvaldo Luiz Gonçalves; Leal Filho, Walter; Lange Salvia, Amanda; Santa-Eulalia, Luis Antonio
International Journal of Sustainability in Higher Education, v22 n1 p198-214 2021
Purpose: This study aims to analyse the essential characteristics for the success of social projects developed with undergraduate students of higher education institutions (HEIs). Design/methodology/approach: A case study was conducted to verify the main characteristics of projects in a social entrepreneurship initiative. These features were used to perform a survey with experts to understand which of these items are essential for social projects success, through Lawshe's method. Findings: Of the ten items evaluated, two were considered essential by the experts: "Proper alignment between project scope and actual local community needs" and "Good level of interaction between students participating in the project and the local community". Practical implications: These findings can be useful for professors and coordinators to prepare future projects in HEIs. They may also be advantageous for researchers who may use them as a starting point for future studies. Originality/value: The novelty of this study is the methodological approach used: a case study of projects in a social entrepreneurship initiative in a relevant Brazilian university; and a Lawshe's method analysis of responses of experts in social projects developed in HEIs. The findings can greatly contribute to the debates in this field. No similar research was found in the literature.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Brazil