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College Students and Service Learning: Does Aiding At-Risk Youth Invoke Change?

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dc.contributor.author Wathen, Alec Ford
dc.contributor.author Blankenship, Chastity
dc.contributor.author Carter, Lisa M.
dc.date.accessioned 2017-11-21T15:31:49Z
dc.date.available 2017-11-21T15:31:49Z
dc.date.issued 2016-03-24
dc.identifier.uri http://tinyurl.com/oo9cf5c
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/11416/366
dc.description Presented at 2016 Southwestern Social Science Association, Las Vegas, NV. en_US
dc.description.abstract Service learning is a concept that has been gaining traction in colleges across the country. Though there is no single definition, most service learning concepts involve volunteer work outside of the classroom and then reflecting on those experiences, whether in writing or in oral discussion after the volunteering takes place. Our study, which is still in progress, includes students in a criminological theory class taking part in a service-learning project aiding at risk youth. These students took a survey prior to taking part in the project, which helped researchers gauge the student’s feelings toward volunteering, feelings toward classroom learning, and self-confidence. After taking part in the project, students will take a post-test to gauge their feelings towards the project and any attitude changes they may have undergone. The researchers hope that results of the study show a significant change in self-confidence, and attitudes toward volunteering after students take part in the service learning project. en_US
dc.subject Service learning en_US
dc.subject Problem youth en_US
dc.subject College students en_US
dc.title College Students and Service Learning: Does Aiding At-Risk Youth Invoke Change? en_US
dc.type Presentation en_US


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