Social Theories and Service-Learning: Towards Building an Integrated Service-Learning Sociological Framework
This theoretical paper anchors service-learning (S-L) in three broad sociological theories. From there; discussions on the actual implementation of S-L based on these theories are explained to build an integrated S-L sociological framework. Four S-L modalities of community engagement are identified—namely transactional; transitional; transformational; and transcendental—with their corresponding respective levels of community participation—namely consultative tokenism; placation; partnerships; and citizen control. The application of such a coherent framework is discussed in the context of contemporary service-learning practices and community impact.
Abenir, M. A. D., Ma, C. H. K. (2020). Social theories and service-learning: Towards building an integrated service-learning sociological framework. Journal of Community Engagement and Higher Education, 12(3), 53-68. https://discovery.indstate.edu/jcehe/index.php/joce/article/view/612