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.

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