News Talks: Critical Service-Learning for Social Change

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Spoma Jovanovic, Professor (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Abstract: We detail the process and results of one campus community partnership in Greensboro, North Carolina that began with the free delivery of the local daily newspaper to low-income residents as a way to encourage civic deliberation and action. Here, we first provide the context for our study by reviewing the often under-utilized critical approach to service-learning programs on college campuses before detailing how newspapers and political action in America offer an impetus for social change. We then describe our specific research project’s philosophical grounding in dialogue and feminist ethics, which emphasize the importance of stories in establishing and maintaining communities. After this contextual discussion we describe our research program’s mixed methods and findings before concluding with lessons learned to bolster community engagement.

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Proteus: A Journal of Ideas, 27 (1), 7-21
Language: English
Date: 2011
civic engagement, community, service-learning, low-income, newspapers, Greensboro, North Carolina

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