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Paying the Bills Is Not Just Theory: Service Learning about a Living Wage
Review of Radical Political Economics
  • Nina Banks, Bucknell University
  • Geoffrey Schneider, Bucknell University
  • Paul Susman, Bucknell University
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Article
Publication Date
7-1-2005
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Abstract
This article discusses how to combine service learning, and spccifica!Iy a living wage research project, with radical political economy-based undergraduate economics courses to promote critical thinking, civic engagement, and active learning in students. The authors explore how instructors can integrate service learning into the teaching of political economy. In addition, the article describes the authors' experiences with living wage projects that they have implemented. The article makes the argument that the combination of experiential learning and political economics enriches the course experience for students significantly, leaving a much more lasting impression on students than a standard economics class.
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Nina Banks, Geoffrey Schneider and Paul Susman. "Paying the Bills Is Not Just Theory: Service Learning about a Living Wage" Review of Radical Political Economics Vol. 37 Iss. 3 (2005) p. 346 - 356
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/geoff_schneider/1/