Where's the Learning in Service-Learning?

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Wiley, Apr 23, 1999 - Education - 352 pages
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"It is hard to overstate the importance of this book to the field.The research presented here should contribute significantly tothose responsible for improving program effectiveness or advocatingfor this kind of pedagogy. The careful research and thoughtfulcommentary provide a wealth of insights about service-learning andhow best to do it."
Michigan Journal of Community Service Learning

"A groundbreaking book that unearths what all service-learningresearchers and practitioners need to know."
Andrew Furco, director, Service-Learning Research& Development Center, University of California at Berkeley

This timely volume is the first to explore service-learning as avalid learning activity. The authors present extensive data fromtwo groundbreaking national research projects. Their studiesinclude a large national survey focused on attitudes andperceptions of learning, intensive student interviews before andafter the service semester, and additional comprehensive interviewsto explore student views of the service-learning process.

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About the author (1999)

JANET EYLER is associate professor of the Practice ofEducation at Vanderbilt University.

DWIGHT E. GILES, JR., is professor of the Practice ofHuman and Organizational Development at Vanderbilt University.

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