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Community service learning: Understanding international contexts of inequity and Marginality from a local context

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Community Service Learning (CSL) in a large introductory undergraduate class in international education creates linkages between international and domestic contexts of fragility and marginality, a way to think about challenges in educational systems, and an opportunity to participate in experiential learning beyond the classroom. The linkage between the international and domestic contexts will be explored as students discuss notions of colonization, globalization, and marginality in the global arena in class and then experience the local arena through CSL. We emphasize a critical approach to CSL as a way to examine self-identity, the notion of privilege, and who benefits from inequity, marginalization, and CSL. We are currently working with 60 students in nine placement sites in two local communities. The remaining 60 students in the course are not participating in CSL activities and are instead reading novels to humanize the course to them. We will compare the work of the students in both the CSL and non-CSL sections to gauge differences in learning. Further, we will informally interview students about their experiences in CSL and distribute questionnaires at the mid-point and final point of each semester. We are looking to see whether CSL has helped the students understand the materials in the course on a deeper level through their CSL experience and whether a connection between international and domestic contexts has been achieved.

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Community Service Learning, Fragility and Marginality
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Name: 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society
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Kurka, Valerie. "Community service learning: Understanding international contexts of inequity and Marginality from a local context" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada, <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 <http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486259_index.html>

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Kurka, V. "Community service learning: Understanding international contexts of inequity and Marginality from a local context" Paper presented at the annual meeting of the 55th Annual Conference of the Comparative and International Education Society, Fairmont Le Reine Elizabeth, Montreal, Quebec, Canada <Not Available>. 2014-11-26 from http://citation.allacademic.com/meta/p486259_index.html

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Abstract: Community Service Learning (CSL) in a large introductory undergraduate class in international education creates linkages between international and domestic contexts of fragility and marginality, a way to think about challenges in educational systems, and an opportunity to participate in experiential learning beyond the classroom. The linkage between the international and domestic contexts will be explored as students discuss notions of colonization, globalization, and marginality in the global arena in class and then experience the local arena through CSL. We emphasize a critical approach to CSL as a way to examine self-identity, the notion of privilege, and who benefits from inequity, marginalization, and CSL. We are currently working with 60 students in nine placement sites in two local communities. The remaining 60 students in the course are not participating in CSL activities and are instead reading novels to humanize the course to them. We will compare the work of the students in both the CSL and non-CSL sections to gauge differences in learning. Further, we will informally interview students about their experiences in CSL and distribute questionnaires at the mid-point and final point of each semester. We are looking to see whether CSL has helped the students understand the materials in the course on a deeper level through their CSL experience and whether a connection between international and domestic contexts has been achieved.


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