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Interest in "service-learning" is on the rise these days. The so-called apathy of the late nineteen seventies and early eighties has given way to a renewed upsurge in student activisim and public and community service. The Campus Compact coalition of university presidents has supported these efforts on their campuses through the strengthening of campus public service programs and through advocacy for "higher education for social responsibility" at the national level. One national commission after another includes community service or internship-based learning as a key recommendation for the reform of the undergraduate curriculum. In this atmosphere the concept and practice of helping students learn through service experiences and linking that learning to the academic curriculum has returned to center stage.


Volume III of Combining Service and Learning: A Resource Book for Community and Public Service

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