Return to the Source: The Role of Service- Learning in Recapturing the Empowerment Mission of African-American Studies

Jones, Charles E.; Dixon, Patricia; Umoja, Akinyele O.
September 2003
Western Journal of Black Studies;Fall2003, Vol. 27 Issue 3, p205
Academic Journal
This essay focuses on the role of service-learning in operationalizing the "empowerment" or "social responsibility " mission of Africana Studies. In doing so, it provides an overview of the history and impact of service learning; offers a case analysis of the implementation: and, concludes with a discussion of the utility of service learning as a potential "empowerment exemplar of the Africana Studies discipline.


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