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Learning Economics by Servicing: a Mexican Experience of Service-Learning in Microenterprises

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  • Alejandro Mungaray

    (Universidad Autnoma de Baja California)

  • Martn Ramrez-Urquidy

    (Universidad Autnoma de Baja California)

  • Michelle Texis

    (Universidad Autnoma de Baja California)

  • David Ledezma

    (Universidad Autnoma de Baja California)

  • Natanael Ramrez

    (Universidad Autnoma de Baja California)

Abstract

This paper presents an experience of a service learning program in underprivileged Microenterprises. An aspect that turns out to be original as compared to other contributions in literature is the explicit assessment of the impact of the program on the enterprises, since most of the related studies focus on evaluating the students experience and impact on learning derived from participation. The paper suggests that service learning programs with the participation of college students can play an important role both in supporting disadvantaged microenterprises and in providing meaningful learning experiences to students.

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Article provided by Economics Network, University of Bristol in its journal International Review of Economics Education.

Volume (Year): 7 (2008)
Issue (Month): 2 ()
Pages: 9-38

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Handle: RePEc:che:ireepp:v:7:y:2008:i:2:p:9-38

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