Service-learning in university for community improvement: Case analysis of the U.S. universities

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Abstract

The purpose of this paper is to consider how to promote "servicelearning" for community improvement in Japan with through the case analysis of the U.S. universities. So this study investigated 25 universities. The conclusions are; 1) In the U.S., various universities have the programs of service-learning for community improvement. Community outreach organizations in university have partnerships with communities, which have the programs of service-learning on their partnerships. 2) To promote "service-learning" for community improvement in Japan, Japanese universities might have partnerships with communities, so can have the programs of service-learning for community improvement based on these partnerships.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)349-354
Number of pages6
JournalAIJ Journal of Technology and Design
Volume17
Issue number35
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2011 Dec 1

Keywords

  • Community improvement
  • Community outreach
  • Education
  • Partnership
  • Service-learning
  • University

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Architecture
  • Building and Construction

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