Building Social Capital through Community-Based Service-Learning in Teacher Education

Alan Tinkler, Barri Tinkler


In order to build connections with the community, our teacher education program undertook a participatory process for developing a comprehensive service-learning initiative. This case study examines the impact of the service-learning initiative on building social capital for the community and preservice teachers. The results show that using participatory processes that seek to provide reciprocal benefits for the university and community can build bridging social capital.


Preservice teachers, community partnerships, participatory process, reciprocal learning, pedagogical practices

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