@article{(Open Science Index):https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000021,
	  title     = {Post Earthquake Volunteer Learning That Build Up Caring Learning Communities},
	  author    = {Naoki Okamura},
	  country	= {},
	  institution	= {},
	  abstract     = {From a perspective of moral education, this study has
examined the experiences of a group of college students who
volunteered in disaster areas after the magnitude 9.0 Earthquake,
which struck the Northeastern region of Japan in March, 2011. The
research, utilizing the method of grounded theory, has uncovered that
most of the students have gone through positive changes in their
development of moral and social characters, such as attaining deeper
sense of empathy and caring personalities. The study expresses, in
identifying the nature of those transformations, that the importance of
volunteer work should strongly be recognized by the colleges and
universities in Japan, in fulfilling their public responsibility of creating
and building learning communities that are responsible and caring.
	    journal   = {International Journal of Educational and Pedagogical Sciences},
	  volume    = {8},
	  number    = {12},
	  year      = {2014},
	  pages     = {3881 - 3884},
	  ee        = {https://publications.waset.org/pdf/10000021},
	  url   	= {https://publications.waset.org/vol/96},
	  bibsource = {https://publications.waset.org/},
	  issn  	= {eISSN: 1307-6892},
	  publisher = {World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology},
	  index 	= {Open Science Index 96, 2014},