Nurturing service leaders

Hildie Leung, Man Sze Ma, Tan Lei Shek, Moon Y.M. Law

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To promote the service leadership qualities in university students, a 3- credit service learning subject entitled "Service Leadership through Serving Children and Families with Special Needs" was developed at The Hong Kong Polytechnic University. In this subject, students are expected to learn, practice, and reflect on the essential qualities of effective service leaders through the process of developing service programs and implementing service to adolescents, children, and families. A total of 145 students participated in this subject across two semesters in the 2013- 14 academic year. In this chapter, the subject is introduced and subjective outcome evaluation results and feedback on students from agencies are presented. The evaluation findings showed that the students benefitted from the subject. Student reflections and implications on the nurturing of service leaders through service learning will also be discussed.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationLeadership and Service Learning Education
Subtitle of host publicationHolistic Development for Chinese University Students
PublisherNova Science Publishers, Inc.
Number of pages20
ISBN (Electronic)9781634833479
ISBN (Print)9781634833400
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2015

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Social Sciences


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