Exploring the Possibilities and Limitations of Service-Learning: A Critical Analysis of College Student Narratives About HIV/AIDS

Jones, Susan Robb; LePeau, Lucy A.; Robbins, Claire K.


Volume Issue Pages DOI / ISBN / ISSN
84 2 213-238 DOI: 10.1353/jhe.2013.0010


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This article reports the results of a study that explored the possibilities and limitations of service-learning by deconstructing the narratives about HIV/AIDS that emerged from five college students who participated in an alternative spring break program. Employing a critical (Rhoads, 1997) and anti-foundational (Butin, 2010) approach to inquiry, results suggest that perspective transformation and analysis of root causes will not occur automatically for most students.


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