Search results for: Service learning
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The purpose of this study was to describe the use of service-learning (SL) by special education faculty at 4-year colleges and universities across the United States. This study also aimed to determine faculty attitudes and beliefs about the application of SL in special education. Results show that faculty represented a wide range of institutions and had varying levels of SL experience. There was variability in beliefs about and implementation of SL across faculty. Barriers to incorporating SL in courses and research were minimal.
Updated: Mar. 19, 2014
In this article, the authors examine how teacher training can play an active role in inculcating teachers with sociopolitical awareness and the resultant image of this transformative teacher training. The authors present a conceptual and practical model for training teachers as involved intellectuals in the society and in the community. The model was built in light of educational challenges in the global, technological, and competitive world in general and in Israeli society with its schisms and violence in particular. The article also describes findings from pilot studies which have been done to assess the teacher training program at the Kibbutzim College of Education in Israel.
Updated: Feb. 26, 2014
This article provides a description of service learning implemented in an introductory special education course focused on the culture of disability. Collaborating with liaisons from five community service organizations, students provided services to individuals with disabilities in a variety of projects across two semesters.
Updated: Sep. 27, 2012
The Multidimensionality of Multicultural Service Learning: The Variable Effects of Social Identity, Context and Pedagogy on Pre-service Teachers’ Learning
In this article, the authors are interested to assess the effects of pre-service teachers’ social identities, Multicultural service learning (MSL) contexts, and university pedagogy on pre-service teachers’ awareness of cultural bias, understanding of social inequality, and commitment to teaching diverse students. The authors collected survey data from 212 pre-service teachers engaged in 22 MSL sites.
Updated: Jul. 23, 2012
Service-Learning Experiences of College Freshmen, Community Partners, and Consumers With Disabilities
In this study the authors have described the experiences of students, community partners, and consumers with disabilities with the implementation of service-learning projects. The authors investigated the extent to which students and community partners were satisfied with their service-learning experience and the aspects of the project that contributed to and detracted from their personal satisfaction.
Updated: Sep. 04, 2011
Evaluation of a University‐Based Mentoring Program: Mentors’ Perspectives on a Service‐Learning Experience
The purpose of this paper was to investigate the views of university students serving as mentors in high‐need high schools or community centers. The participants were 49 students, primarily undergraduates across a range of liberal arts disciplines, who were participating in a university‐based service‐learning mentoring program for youth attending high‐poverty high schools.
Updated: Jul. 05, 2011
Learning to Unlearn: How a Service-Learning Project Can Help Teacher Candidates to Reframe Urban Students
This study explored how a group of prospective teachers explained the shift in their perspectives of low-income, urban youth as a result of participating in a service-learning project that explicitly attended to issues of status and processes of unlearning. The findings indicate that when fused with student voice work, service learning can help prospective teachers to examine and revise their assumptions about students.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010
Can Service Learning Reinforce Social and Cultural Bias? Exploring a Popular Model of Family Involvement for Early Childhood Teacher Candidates
In this study, 21 early childhood teacher certification candidates engaged in service learning experience with families living in deep poverty. 16 candidates appeared to confront their own biases and construct practical theories of poverty that were more complex than their original concepts. However, five candidates appeared to avoid confronting their own biases. More research is needed to examine the relationship between candidates' understanding of social relationships and their approach to service learning experiences.
Updated: Sep. 05, 2010