Call for Papers: AEQ on Service Learning

Posted by on October 4, 2002

Academic Exchange Quarterly, a journal dedicated to effective teaching and learning, is accepting submissions for a service-learning edition. The journal’s submission process is largely web-based, but over 23,000 print readers receive the journal across the US and in countries around the world. Submission procedures and details are provided on the service-learning edition’s website:

A diverse body of quantitative and qualitative research suggests that service-learning is correlated with what many of its proponents wish to propagate: civic values, pro-social attitudes, and character development. Some research and speculation, however, suggests that this potentially powerful pedagogical tool can, paradoxically, even discourage students’ civic proclivities when used carelessly. As policy-makers continue to require service-learning or mandatory service in schools and universities, it is essential that practitioners better understand and recognize what constitutes quality programming. In the broad and diverse set of efforts that are labeled as service-learning, what works and what does not? How well does one day of service work, as compared to a continuous partnership? Does co-curricular service-learning, with stated developmental outcomes, influence students’ development to the same extent that academic service! -learning does? How, if at all, does service performed in a community distant from the students’ own community affect perceptions and outcomes? In school districts where service or service-learning is now a mandate, how well is it being implemented? What are the best programs to train teachers to implement service-learning?

Who May Submit: Researchers, professors, administrators, teachers, and students who have dealt with any aspect of service-learning mentioned above are encouraged to submit articles.

Deadline: Authors interested in appearing in the service-learning edition should submit by November 30.

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