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Reflective Essays

Vol. 21 No. 4

Talking About Service-Learning: Product or Process? Reciprocity or Solidarity?

December 19, 2017


Through an exploration of values of the neoliberal university and critical service-learning, this article explores how associating service-learning with products and relationships based on reciprocity negatively impacts its connection to social justice. By emphasizing the constructs of process and solidarity, instead of products and reciprocity, the understanding of service-learning is more explicitly aligned with social justice outcomes.