Table 6.

Categories of students’ responses when asked to name “the most important thing I learned” from the service-learning experience (item number twelve), by number and percentage of total respondents

2004200520062007All
Categoryn (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)n (%)
Recognition of need9 (38%)6 (27%)10 (31%)7 (26%)32 (30%)
Ethics and diversity1 (4%)1 (5%)5 (16%)07 (7%)
Public health experiences2 (8%)2 (9%)2 (6%)3 (11%)9 (9%)
Professional growth10 (42%)12 (54%)15 (47%)16 (59%)53 (50%)
Logistical issues2 (8%)1 (5%)01 (4%)4 (4%)
Total number of tracked themes24 (100%)223227105 (100%)