Partners at Learning: A Service-Learning Approach to Serving Public School Students from Military Families

Gordon Capp*, Rami Benbenishty, Hadass Moore, Diana Pineda, Ron Avi Astor, Berenice Castillo, Kris T. De Pedro

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Abstract

The majority of 4 million United States military-connected students attend public schools, and many face various challenges that stem from factors related to military service. Schools can support these students through a positive school climate and attention to their needs. University service-learning programs can enhance the experiences of military-connected students. This study presents an evaluation of the Partners at Learning program, where undergraduate university students provided tutoring to underserved students, including military-connected students. Results show that Partners at Learning tutors reported greater awareness of the unique experiences of these military-connected students, increased understanding of diverse groups, and increased interest in social justice advocacy.

Original languageAmerican English
Pages (from-to)226-235
Number of pages10
JournalMilitary Behavioral Health
Volume5
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - 2017
Externally publishedYes

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© 2017 Taylor & Francis Group, LLC.

Keywords

  • Service-learning
  • military-connected students
  • program adaptation

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