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Yung, Betty; Yu, Kam-por; Leung, Barbara Y. P.; Chun, Jack – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2021
For a service-learning course focusing on poverty, students from a Hong Kong university took a 12-day trip to engage in various poverty alleviation services in Cambodia. This course was border-crossing on five dimensions: (1) urban versus rural, (2) developed versus developing world location, (3) classroom versus practical and experiential, (4)…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Empathy, Moral Values, Developing Nations
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Peters, Mallory; Asare, Belinda; Whitaker, Connor; Rogers, Ryan; Huetteman, Helen; Espinoza, Cheyenna M.; Cortes, Claudio – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2021
The rapid growth of the U.S. Latinx population has led to an increased need for community organizations and academic institutions to develop partnerships focused on addressing gaps in health maintenance and education of Latinx individuals. Medical schools also have a responsibility to educate future physicians in delivering culturally sensitive…
Descriptors: Cultural Awareness, School Community Relationship, Medical Schools, Medical Students
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Nkhoma, Nelson Masanche – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Michael Burawoy (2010) suggested that scholars have an obligation to question the status quo of knowledge production and application. Using a mixed methods approach to explore a national case study of faculty members, this article explores two specific questions: For whom do faculty generate knowledge through community-engaged scholarship? What is…
Descriptors: College Faculty, Teacher Attitudes, School Community Relationship, Scholarship
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Tiller, Lori; Ness, Erik C. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
In this qualitative study, we focused on a two-way model of engagement, utilizing observational and individual interview data to examine community members' perceptions of their participation in a statewide initiative to increase leadership capacity at the community level. We review barriers to engagement recognized in the literature. Our study…
Descriptors: State Programs, Leadership, Community Involvement, Capacity Building
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Bettencourt, Genia M.; Mwangi, Chrystal A. George; Green, Keisha L.; Morales, Daniel Morales – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Latinx students are a growing population in postsecondary education but attain degrees at a pace behind their non-Latinx peers. This research examines a partnership between a research university (RU) and career and technical education (CTE) high school, Hillside Technical High School (HTHS). Through a 2-year ethnographic case study, we found that…
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Hispanic American Students, High School Students, Research Universities
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Gnagey, Jenny – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
As community-based research (CBR) is gaining recognition as a high impact practice at colleges and universities across the country, it is increasingly important to develop a repertoire of best practices. This article describes a CBR project to estimate the incomes required for various families in a local community to satisfy their basic needs…
Descriptors: Economics Education, Living Standards, Family Income, Service Learning
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Nowell, Sallie W.; Regan, Tara; Amsbary, Jessica; Crais, Elizabeth; Able, Harriet – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
As the prevalence of autism spectrum disorder (ASD) rises and individuals with ASD seek community inclusion, there is a great need for community awareness and knowledge of ASD. This study aimed to address this need using service-learning pedagogy to increase undergraduate students' awareness, knowledge, and perception of ASD. Two cohorts of…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Undergraduate Students, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders
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Hooyer, Katinka; Ruffalo, Leslie; Franco, Zeno – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Military veterans are stereotyped in the media as either broken human beings or invincible heroes, often creating implicit bias and affecting medical providers' ability to establish trusting relationships. Interactive learning methods can challenge stigma and create empathic connections with veterans in a manner that conveys sensitivity.…
Descriptors: Veterans, Learner Engagement, Social Bias, Negative Attitudes
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Davis, Christopher S.; Pogrund, Rona L.; Griffin-Shirley, Nora – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Project SASI (Students with Autism and Sensory Impairments) tested the use of community engagement strategies to increase recruitment of professionals working with students with sensory impairments in rural and remote communities to address personnel shortages in these areas. The project was based on the intersection of high-impact strategies for…
Descriptors: Students with Disabilities, Autism, Pervasive Developmental Disorders, Multiple Disabilities
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Hatcher, William; Hammond, Augustine; Meares, Wesley L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
The relationship between institutions of higher learning and their local communities is often described as "town and gown." Few studies examine how these partnerships affect state and local public administration and local economic development. We analyzed data from the 2014 Economic Development Survey carried out by the International…
Descriptors: Economic Development, Community Development, Partnerships in Education, Strategic Planning
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Wright, Cheryl A.; Diener, Marissa L. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
The purpose of this article is to advance the importance and value of participant-oriented research (POR) at research universities. We highlight a case study of community collaboration as it relates to a strengths-based educational model for students with autism. This evidence-based program's success centers on the inclusion of students, parents,…
Descriptors: Participatory Research, Research Universities, Students with Disabilities, Autism
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Nikzad-Terhune, Katherina; Taylor, Jessica Averitt – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Community engagement and philanthropic learning have gained traction in university settings as a method to help prepare students for both workplace competency and citizenship. Experiential student philanthropy is a learning method that offers students an opportunity to examine community and social issues and nonprofit organizations while providing…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Private Financial Support, Investment, Nonprofit Organizations
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Areesophonpichet, Sornnate; Glass, Chris R.; Wongtrirat, Rachawan – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
With the development of Thailand 4.0, it is critical for engaged scholars to address the role of higher education in Thailand's social and economic development with an understanding of how local histories (local) and economic globalization (global) shape their work. We discuss the Thai context for community engagement, then describe the purpose…
Descriptors: Case Studies, International Cooperation, Non Western Civilization, Foreign Countries
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Dahan, Thomas A. – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Community social capital is an important mechanism for collective efficacy and civic engagement to address problems of public concern. Using panel data from four periods spanning nearly 20 years, this study investigated the effects of a federal policy supporting service-learning in higher education on community social capital as measured by an…
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Service Learning, Social Capital, Higher Education
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Zhou, Bin – Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, 2020
Workforce shortages in the field of science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) have led to an increasing need for STEM outreach programs for high school students. This article presents an integrated approach to such efforts; government agencies, the host university, and local professional associations play meaningful roles in program design…
Descriptors: Program Effectiveness, STEM Education, High School Students, Outreach Programs
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