Preparing service leaders from Lingnan University through service-learning practicums in social enterprises and non-profit organizations

Robin Stanley SNELL, Y. L., Maureen CHAN, H. K., Carol MA

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Abstract

The full-time service-learning summer practicum programme organized by Lingnan University aims to provide internship experiences that empower undergraduates to practice service leadership in community organizations. We report on a qualitative evaluation study that identified three success factors, namely, task significance and challengingness, coeducator presence and supportiveness, and students’ disposition for socially agentic self-initiation. The study broke these factors down into a number of sub-factors. We discuss the practical implications for service leadership development for undergraduates.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationService leadership education for university students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Pages139-150
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9781536119695
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2017

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