Senior Project Advisor
Community Service, Education, Ethics, Honors Program, Philosophy
Policymakers and educators throughout the United States and abroad have long considered whether students should be required to participate in community service. Here, I provide a philosophical analysis of the issue, referring to the literature on the topic as well as the social crises which must be addressed, whether by students or otherwise. I conclude that while students should voluntarily participate in community service, they should not be required to engage merely by way of fulfilling a certain number of service hours. However, schools should require their students to participate in a service-learning curriculum with an accompanying community engagement project, ideally based on a justice-oriented framework.
Gallegos, Daniel, "Against the Grain: A Philosophical Case for Requiring Service-Learning, Not Volunteer Hours, Among College Students" (2019). WWU Honors Program Senior Projects. 117.
Subjects - Topical (LCSH)
Service learning--United States; College students--United States
student projects; term papers
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