Document Type

Thesis

Abstract

To change the world is a growing desire among many of today’s student populations, portrayed increasingly across the spectrum of media, social trends and career pursuits. While the demand grows among students for community-oriented and socially-responsible opportunities, the offerings in educational institutions must respond to these emerging requests with new and innovative academic programs. This text emphasizes the role of the developing discipline of service-learning in channeling these energies and providing students with deep and meaningful academic experiences. Its content seeks to combat misconceptions of service-learning as simply an extra-curricular activity and provide tangible methods for incorporating its concepts into various levels of formal education. The teaching methodology of The $100 Solution™ is utilized as a prime model for disseminating service-learning curricula to students of various disciplines, in domestic and study abroad courses, and at both the university and high school levels.

Advisor(s) or Committee Chair

Dr. Bernard J. Strenecky

Disciplines

Other Political Science | Political Science | Public Affairs | Social Welfare | Technology and Innovation