Service-Learning for Youth Leadership

The Case of Hong Kong

  • Daniel T. L. Shek
  • Grace Ngai
  • Stephen C. F. Chan

Part of the Quality of Life in Asia book series (QLAS, volume 12)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xix
  2. Stephen C. F. Chan, Grace Ngai, Jenny Yau, Walter W. Yuen, Daniel T. L. Shek, Helena S. S. Au
    Pages 19-31
  3. Kwok Wai Mui, Ling Tim Wong
    Pages 133-143
  4. Kenneth W. K. Lo, Alison K. Y. Ip, Chi Kin Lau, Wing S. Wong, Grace Ngai, Stephen C. F. Chan
    Pages 145-163
  5. Peter H. F. Ng, Memory W. H. Chiu
    Pages 165-184
  6. Charlotte S. Y. Lai, Patrick C. L. Hui, Frency S. F. Ng
    Pages 185-198
  7. Chi-wai Do, Henry H. L. Chan, Lily Y. L. Chan, Geoffrey Chu, Horace H. Y. Wong, Natalie Y. Y. Chan et al.
    Pages 249-266
  8. Eugene L. P. Cheung, Kam-por Kwan
    Pages 293-308
  9. Grace Ngai, Cindy H. Y. Lam, Kam-por Kwan, Stephen C. F. Chan
    Pages 323-341
  10. Back Matter
    Pages 357-365

About this book


This edited book looks at Service-Learning - a valuable means to promote civic engagement and youth leadership in students through the application of student learning to needy people in the community. It describes selected Service-Learning projects in different areas by highlighting the subjects being offered, service site(s), service projects completed, evaluation findings and reflections of teachers. Although Service-Learning has grown tremendously in the West, its development in different Chinese societies is still at its infancy. Thus, this book provides valuable insights on the implementation and future directions of the Service-Learning movement in different Chinese societies by documenting related experiences and sharing successful stories. It also examines related evaluation findings and impacts on students to show that through Service-Learning, empathy, social awareness, social responsibility and psychosocial skills of students can be strengthened and can eventually promote their quality of life. In addition, the book highlights that Service-Learning activities promote the well-being of clients and communities being served. It also stimulates thinking and sharpens the thoughts of educators, administrators and those who wish to promote the quality of life of students and service recipients through Service-Learning.


Service leadership Service-Learning for youth leadership Community engagement Youth development in Chinese societies Youth leadership in Chinese societies Promotion of quality of life Higher education in Service-Learning Civic engagement in youths Psychosocial skills of students Serivice-Learning movement in Chinese societies

Editors and affiliations

  • Daniel T. L. Shek
    • 1
  • Grace Ngai
    • 2
  • Stephen C. F. Chan
    • 3
  1. 1.Department of Applied Social SciencesThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  2. 2.Department of ComputingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong
  3. 3.Department of ComputingThe Hong Kong Polytechnic UniversityKowloonHong Kong

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Social Sciences Social Sciences (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-0447-7
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-0448-4
  • Series Print ISSN 2211-0550
  • Series Online ISSN 2211-0569
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