Educational policy through service learning: Preparation for citizenship and civic participation

Susan G. Forman, Louise C. Wilkinson

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This article describes a course designed to prepare undergraduate students to participate effectively in civic life and in public decisions about education and schooling. The course includes an examination of the theoretical and conceptual basis of civic responsibility and service learning, a review of the process of educational policymaking, and an in-depth exploration of a number of current educational policy issues. The course is taught with service learning pedagogy. Experiences in a service placement yield personal knowledge that has the potential to inform students' critical analysis of theoretical, research, and policy literature and to make students more effective active classroom learners.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)275-286
Number of pages12
JournalInnovative Higher Education
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes

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