The Hidalgo Project : an experiential study of service-learning in Mexico

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Roth, Kathy
University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Education
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Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Education, 1999
This paper describes and analyzes the experience of a Canadian nurse educator and graduate student who studied and participated in a service-learning project in a rural community outside the village of Orizabita, in the Municipal District of Ixmiquilpan, in Hidalgo, Mexico. A successful service-learning experience occurs when a pre-determined service is provided to an individual or community in need, at the same time providing students with a rich and rewarding learning experience. The methodology used to study and evaluate this experience include ethnographic field notes, interviews, and reflective journaling. The benefits of such an experience include: increased leadership skills, active involvement in community, heightened awareness of cultural sensitivity and competence, life skills, and the establishment of partnerships.
vi, 68 leaves : col. ill. ; 29 cm. --
Education -- Mexico , Student learning -- Mexico