Social Work Students' Perceptions of Service-Learning
Service-learning has been covered extensively in the literature and, to a lesser extent, in social work curricula. What is missing from the discourse is a discussion of students’ perceptions of service-learning, particularly as it is situated within a human diversity course and occurs at their field education site. Based on the qualitative reports of 43 social work students, the findings highlight the strengths and weaknesses of such an effort and provide insights into students’ perceptions of service-learning. These insights serve as a useful resource for educators, researchers, and administrators. Lessons learned, recommendations, and implications for education are presented.
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