Issues with Implementing Service Learning into an Agricultural Sciences Equine Program

Aleta C. Overby, Erin Tucker, Aaron Lusby


Service learning classes were implemented in an equine science program in the spring of 2007 after being funded for animal evacuation and recovery grants.  This program was met with great student enthusiasm and participation; however, the authors raise questions about some of the obstacles they have found while implementing this program.  The three major areas of concern include the optimum class size for service learning, transportation, and the depth of responses to student reflective pieces.

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