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Title:Impact of Service Learning on Social Interactions of High School Students in an Inclusive Word Processing Class
Author(s):Chun, Euljung
Doctoral Committee Chair(s):Dymond, Stacy
Department / Program:Special Education
Discipline:Special Education
Degree Granting Institution:University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign
Subject(s):Education, Curriculum and Instruction
Abstract:The results suggest that SL had a positive impact on peer interactions of the students but that certain changes could be made to the SL intervention to yield better results. Observation data showed that social and engaged peer interactions of students with and without disabilities increased during SL. In reflections and focus group meetings, students described positively about their experience in helping others and engaging in teamwork. In teacher interviews, the general education teacher observed positive peer interactions during SL. However, pre and post administration of Questionnaire of Social Competence did not find any significant difference. The teacher also expressed a concern that the level of work the project demanded did not match the abilities of students with disabilities. Through analysis and evaluation of the data collected, the following themes were discussed: (a) peer interactions, (b) teamwork, and (c) conditions of inclusive environments.
Issue Date:2009
Description:138 p.
Thesis (Ph.D.)--University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, 2009.
Other Identifier(s):(MiAaPQ)AAI3391909
Date Available in IDEALS:2015-09-25
Date Deposited:2009

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