Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion in the Service-Learning Process

While service-learning has long been recognized for its strengths as an experiential inquiry-based process, it can also be a vehicle for social change. When students integrate diverse community perspectives into their identification of local assets and needs and involve a range of community partners in their actions, service-learning becomes a powerful strategy for anti-racist and culturally responsive teaching. Exploring the dynamics of access, wealth, and equity while addressing a community need is often labeled “critical service-learning” in higher education circles. In K-12 systems, similar explorations of the root causes underlying community needs make service-learning its most transformational. But examining systemic [...]

February 25th, 2021|


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