Service learning is a pedagogy wherein students engage in providing a service to the community that is linked to the academic objectives of a course. There are multiple stakeholders in the service-learning experience, including students, instructors, and community partners. A significant body of research investigates experiences of students and instructors, exploring the impact of service learning on student learning and describing how to effectively design service-learning courses. While community partners are indispensable stakeholders in service learning, there are only a few studies that examine their experiences and needs. The present study addresses this weakness in our understanding by conducting a qualitative study that examines the value of service learning to community partners. Findings describe the service-learning experience from the viewpoint of community partners and report the dimensions of value created for our community partners.
Rinaldo, Shannon B.; Davis, Donna F.; and Borunda, Josh
"Delivering Value to Community Partners in Service-Learning Projects,"
Journal of Community Engagement and Scholarship: Vol. 8
, Article 13.
Available at: https://digitalcommons.northgeorgia.edu/jces/vol8/iss1/13