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Service-Learning in Higher Education

by Allen J. Wutzdorff & Dwight E. Giles - 1997

In this chapter we will address the major factors that have led to the current interest in service-learning in postsecondary education and illustrate some of the issues and tensions service-learning has presented as colleges wrestle with various curricular and co-curricular models. We will examine the relationship between service-learning and other elements within higher education that have either supported or impeded the incorporation of a service component into the curriculum.

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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 96, No. 1.

Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 98 Number 5, 1997, p. 105-117
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18766, Date Accessed: 8/7/2020 11:52:23 AM

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  • Allen Wutzdorff
    Lowcountry AIDS Services
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    ALLEN J. WUTZDORFF is the Executive Director of Lowcountry AIDS Services in Charleston, South Carolina. He was Executive Director of the National Society for Experiential Education in Raleigh, North Carolina, from 1991 to 1995.
  • Dwight Giles
    Vanderbilt University
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    DWIGHT E. GILES, JR. is Professor of Human and Organizational Development and Director of Internships at Peabody College, Vanderbilt University, Nashville, Tennessee. He is co-principal investigator with Janet Eyler on a national service-learning research project ("Comparing Models of Service-Learning in Higher Education") funded by the Fund for the Improvement of Postsecondary Education.
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