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Service-learning: Promoting leadership in young people
Principal Matters
  • Shane D Lavery, University of Notre Dame Australia
Year of Publication
This article proposes two ways in which service-learning can promote responsible leadership in young people. First, service-learning can develop specific leadership skills. Second, service-learning can engender a notion of leadership based on service. The article then explores the practical experiences and reflections of education students studying a first semester service-learning course at the University of Notre Dame Australia Fremantle campus. These responses indicate ways those involved in service-learning are able to meet needs in the community. Finally, the article considers a range of comments made by the students' placement supervisors. Many of the comments highlight leadership attributes and behaviours.
  • Service-learning,
  • leadership,
  • service
Citation Information
Shane D Lavery. "Service-learning: Promoting leadership in young people" Principal Matters Vol. 80 (2009) ISSN: 1322-2481
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