Share Paper: Technology Use and "Voluntary Social Year" in Germany

  1. Amy S. C. Leh, California State University San Bernardino, United States
Friday, April 2 11:45 AM-12:00 PM Room 5

Abstract: The purpose of the project was to investigate the impact of a “Voluntary Social Year” on high school graduates in Germany and to examine technology use during the social year. A “Voluntary Social Year” is “… [d]esigned to offer young adults the chance to find their vocational or academic orientation while contributing to the greater social good….” The author employed mixed research methods for the study, and the research questions were: 1) What are the perceptions of German high school students about a “Voluntary Social Year”? 2) What do German high school graduates who have participated in a “Voluntary Social ...