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Cait Bold INTS 390 August 31, 2011 I have been a strong advocate of service-learning throughout my lifetime, yet after reading the articles “Why Service Learning Is Bad” and “Talking Back: Asking Hard Questions about the Impact of International Service Learning” I’ve begun to reconsider whether my beliefs about the benefits of service-learning are in fact correct. I had, until now, naively assumed that the projects offered to me through school organizations were the best way to ameliorate the needs of those less fortunate than myself. As Eby points out, however, the very projects that I had applauded myself for participating in may in fact have contributed to the cyclical harm of those in need (Eby 5). Rather than permanently alter the ability of the community to care for itself from the inside out, many of the experiences I’ve had took more of a “band-aid fix” approach to the deeper implications of poverty. Instead of turning to local grassroots organizations to guide our
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