Service Learning and Academic Success

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The beginning:
Service Learning and Academic Success
It is highly likely that today’s college students will have run across the term service learning at some point throughout their high school or college careers. With many schools adopting service learning programs as a core part of their curriculum, this has become an integral component of many school’s course loads. Yet, the notion of service learning, and even community service in general, runs contradictory to the picture of today’s under 35 year old generation that Jean
Twenge
paints in her book Generation Me. Here she depicts a generation of individuals largely focused on notions of self satisfaction and enjoyment. A group that has come of age so enamored with their own self worth, that it seems...
The end:
.....o more success in the classroom and beyond.
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