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Rice, Julie Steinkopf; Horn, Terri – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2014
Service-learning has been shown to be an effective technique for teaching diversity; however, the literature is scant concerning theoretically informed approaches. This study fills that void by drawing upon the work of Freire, Rendón, and others. After describing how an integrative praxis approach is applied in a sociology course, the authors…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Praxis, Sociology, Student Surveys
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Wilkinson, I. A. G.; Doepker, G. M.; Morbitt, D. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2012
This study documents the effects of service-learning as it was introduced and brought to scale in an introductory undergraduate course in Reading Foundations for students seeking to become early and middle childhood education teachers. Participants included multiple cohorts of students in multiple instantiations of the course taught with and…
Descriptors: Service Learning, Introductory Courses, Education Courses, Preservice Teachers
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Hutchinson, Mary C. – Journal on Excellence in College Teaching, 2010
This study involved students enrolled in a first-year service-learning course and explored the relationship between service-learning, academic self-confidence, and integration into the college experience. Descriptive statistics and qualitative document analysis of participant-produced texts were used to depict the students' perceptions regarding…
Descriptors: Student Attitudes, Service Learning, Self Esteem, Academic Persistence