International service-learning in practice

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This chapter explores key theoretical concepts relevant to the planning and implementation of international (and domestic) service-learning programs. This chapter explores the power dynamics of international service-learning through four key theoretical concepts: the politics of power, local knowledge, framing, and problem definition. While these ideas are particularly appropriate for international service-learningprogram, they are also relevant for domestic service-learning partnerships in nearby communities. In addition to providing theoretical frameworks, this chapter identifies recommendations for practice in order to address each of the four challenges identified. Universities must consider these factors if they wish to develop stronger programs with reciprocal benefits to communities and students. With stronger partnerships, better development will occur for both students and community members.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationHandbook of Research on Service-Learning Initiatives in Teacher Education Programs
PublisherIGI Global
Number of pages18
ISBN (Electronic)9781522540427
ISBN (Print)1522540415, 9781522540410
StatePublished - Mar 9 2018

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • General Social Sciences


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