The authors examined students’ attitudes towards grant writing and program evaluation when service learning was integrated into the assignment. Over a two-year period, 71 graduate students participated in an online survey responding to both qualitative and quantitative items. Students overwhelmingly reported that they learned more through the servicelearning experience than they would have doing the assignment as an academic exercise. It is recommended that all disciplines seek out service-learning opportunities to promote professional development.
Wichinsky, Lillian and Turturro, Carolyn
"Service-Learning as a Professional Development Tool,"
Administrative Issues Journal: Vol. 1
, Article 16.
Available at: http://dc.swosu.edu/aij/vol1/iss3/16