A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Service-Learning on Students

  title={A Meta-Analysis of the Impact of Service-Learning on Students},
  author={Christine I. Celio and Joseph A. Durlak and Allison B. Dymnicki},
  journal={Journal of Experiential Education},
  pages={164 - 181}
Service-learning (SL) has become a popular teaching method everywhere from elementary schools to colleges. Despite the increased presence of SL in the education world, it is still unclear what student outcomes are associated with SL programs and what factors are related to more effective programs. A meta-analysis of 62 studies involving 11,837 students indicated that, compared to controls, students participating in SL programs demonstrated significant gains in five outcome areas: attitudes… 

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