Examining Community Partners’ Perspectives on Reciprocity and Co-education
This study examines how community partners understand reciprocity and co-education in service-learning. Twenty community partners participated in 30-minute telephone interviews. When asked to define reciprocity, participants identified the importance of communication and maintaining a two-way relationship. With regard to co-education, community partners highlighted communication, the back-and-forth nature of the relationship, and their role as a facilitator. This study will help universities and community partners increase the effectiveness and maximize the benefits of their service-learning relationships.
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