Journal of Education & Social Policy

ISSN 2375-0782 (Print) 2375-0790 (Online)

Service Learning, Drama, and Social Change: A University Literature Class Takes on Bullying in Middle School
Mary Giffin

Abstract
A university service learning course in drama set out to make a difference in the lives of inner-city youth while learning about dramatic literature. The course partnered with a local middle school to create short plays on the theme of bullying. This article documents the impact of service learning on the academic learning of the university students and their effectiveness in changing attitudes towards violence at the middle school.

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