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ERIC Number: EJ1012134
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 6
Abstractor: As Provided
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0309-8265
"Daring to Volunteer": Some Reflections on Geographers, Geography Students and Evolving Institutional Support for Community Engagement in Higher Education
Spalding, Richard
Journal of Geography in Higher Education, v37 n1 p59-64 2013
Volunteering with our local community organizations (many of them charitable) is clearly set to become more of a feature of our lives as staff and students working in higher education. This activity is seen as potentially valuable in enhancing the student experience, particularly through a strengthening of students' employability prospects. This paper, written from the perspective of a geographer who is a volunteering champion within his higher education institution, explores some political and institutional settings and backdrops within which volunteering is being encouraged. It discusses the strong record that academic geographers have in reflecting on the development of community volunteering.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (Bristol)