Expectation, Reality, and Rectification: The Merits of Failed Service Learning
Community Literacy Journal
Prompted by Cushman and Grabill’s call to “ask and answer the difficult questions” about service learning (Reflections 2009), this article addresses the difficult question of “what happens when service learning goes wrong.” Authors engaged in family history writing and service learning with a local historical group. When the project was unable to be sustained, authors theorized a three-part methodological continuum ofexpectation, reality, and rectification to articulate the merits of failed attempts at service learning.
English Language and Literature
Suzanne K. Rumsey and Tanja Nihiser (2012).
Expectation, Reality, and Rectification: The Merits of Failed Service Learning. Community Literacy Journal.5 (2).