This article is based on a study that assessed Teach for America (TFA) candidates’ dispositions toward service-learning before and after they developed and implemented a service-learning project with their students. This article may be used to understand the significance of raising alternative certification teacher candidates’ community awareness so that they may stay longer as teachers while also becoming more acculturated to their school and neighborhood surroundings. The authors assert that candidates will become more effective through carefully planned service-learning experiences with community partners and become better service and public education advocates.
D. Mitchell, S. Karlin, & T. Price. (2014). Understanding How Service-Learning Impacts the Dispositions of Teach for America Candidates and Their Students. Journal of the National Association for Alternative Certification, 9(1), 14-31. Available: http://www.jnaac.com/index.php/test/article/view/123