The Influence of Service-Learning on the Civic Attitudes...
This study examined the effects of integrating a service-learning project into the curriculum of undergraduate education majors at an urban university in Japan. The teachers engaged in service-learning by supporting high school students in the development and implementation of social action projects. The study found that while the teacher candidates experienced benefits from their service-learning, including significant gains in their political awareness and commitment to civic action, their self-perception of leadership skills declined over the course of the seminar.
Keywords: APRCSL, service-learning, Japan, social action. civic participation, education curriculum, teacher education, teacher candidates, civic attitudes and skills, civic learning, CASQ, Japan, transformative learning, leadership.
By: Takeshi MIYAZAKI, Jeffrey ANDERSON, Stacey JONES.
Source:7th Asia-Pacific Regional Conference on Service-Learning, Singapore, June 2019