No Service to Learning: “Service-Learning” Reappraised

@article{Egger2008NoST,
  title={No Service to Learning: “Service-Learning” Reappraised},
  author={John B. Egger},
  journal={Academic Questions},
  year={2008},
  volume={21},
  pages={183-194}
}
Mixing community service with college students’ learning is a bad idea. When service-learning was promoted in a newspaper op-ed by Dr. Robert L. Caret, the president of Towson University (where I have taught for over two decades), I responded skeptically. Dr. Caret’s follow-up letter suggested that I misunderstood service-learning. I argued that wrapping a veneer of learning over community service conceals the promotion of a particular social agenda, that it wastes students’ valuable time and… 

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