How Service-Learning Can Counter Cultural Narcissism

Gretchen Jordan


This thesis defines and describes cultural narcissism as a societal syndrome and details the causes and perpetrators of this cultural shift in the United States. More specifically, it explores the implications of cultural narcissism in our youth and the educational system. Next, it looks at the responsibility of public and private schools as civic education centers. This thesis proposes service-learning as a viable solution for the educator to combat cultural narcissism.