Composing Passionate Selves: Using Service-learning to Move Students from a Place of Conflict to a Place of Resolution

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Michelle Antonitte Jackson (Creator)
Institution
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
Web Site: http://library.uncg.edu/
Advisor
Hephzibah Roskelly

Abstract: While the civic side of service-learning is easily recognizable, the academic portion of service-learning remains somewhat unclear; however, we do know that service-learning can effectively facilitate the acquisition of knowledge. But the big question remains--HOW? How does service-learning effectively facilitate the acquisition of knowledge? In looking at the composition classroom, we must look deeper into this question and ask: How does service-learning effectively facilitate the acquisition of stronger writing skills? My dissertation will explicitly explore these two problematic areas as well as give practitioners and scholars valuable information and pedagogical techniques for implementing service-learning in their composition classrooms. Methods of evaluation for this study will include research and theory on service-learning and composition.

Additional Information

Publication
Dissertation
Language: English
Date: 2007
Keywords
service-learning, composition, black male(s), rhetoric, minorities, writing, reading