Civic Promise of Service Learning

Posted by on October 28, 2005

The Spring 2005 issue of “Liberal Education,” the journal of the Association of American Colleges and Universities, is available online at

This issue contains an article on The Civic Promise of Service Learning, authored by John Saltmarsh, formerly of Campus Compact and now of the New England Resource Center for Higher Education. The article is available at:

Below is the abstract:

Service learning has moved into the mainstream of American higher education as an effective pedagogical approach to improving the teaching and learning of course content, but it has not sufficiently addressed the civic dimensions of the disciplines. The next phase of service learning’s development must focus on the achievement of civic learning outcomes.

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