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Service-Learning and a Christian Brother Education



The pedagogy of service-learning operationalizes significant components of the “Essential Elements of a Christian Brother Education” (Iona College, 2006) which the institution has identified as a framework for educative experiences at Iona College. Specifically, service-learning resonates with and operationalizes Element III, that a Christian Brother Education “stands in solidarity with those marginalized by poverty and injustice” (p. 5).  Specifically, service-learning and Element III of Essential Elements note
[that] the policies, the structures and the climate of an education in the tradition of the Edmund Rice Christian Brothers witness and promote concern for the disadvantaged...[and] includes advocacy and education for peace and justice, care for the earth, and global awareness. It prepares students to work toward the creation of a just society. (p. 5)