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Charging forward into the unscripted future: Following the script of interconnected action
International Journal of Oganizational Analysis (2010)
  • Amy L. Kenworthy, Bond University
  • Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks
Abstract
Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a context for the compilation of papers and commentaries included in this International Journal of Organizational Analysis special issue on “Scripting the next wave of exigent issues for service-learning in our unscripted future: when technology, globalism, and community engagement collide.” Design/methodology/approach – The authors of this paper are the Guest Editors for the special issue. As such, in this paper, they provide a brief history of why the special issue was created and how it serves as an extension to the first special issue (Vol. 17 No. 1, 2009). Findings – There are five papers and six commentary pieces included in this special issue. Each raises a charge, or challenge, to the reader in terms of moving forward with service-learning in the uncertain, complex, and highly unscripted environments. Practical implications – The practical implications of this paper are those that relate to future research and practice in the service-learning domain. This is contextualized as part of the collective challenge as the author move forward in a world where local, regional, national, and international connectedness intersects with social, economic, and technological pressures. Originality/value – As the introduction, this paper is unique in that it provides an overview of the contents for the entire special issue.
Keywords
  • educational development,
  • globalization,
  • communication technologies
Publication Date
January 1, 2010
Publisher Statement
Accepted Version.

Kenworthy, A. L., & DiPadova-Stocks, L. N. (2010). Charging forward into the unscripted future: Following the script of interconnected action. International Journal of Organizational Analysis, 18(2), 173-180.

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Citation Information
Amy L. Kenworthy and Laurie N. DiPadova-Stocks. "Charging forward into the unscripted future: Following the script of interconnected action" International Journal of Oganizational Analysis Vol. 18 Iss. 2 (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/amy_kenworthy/7/