ERIC Number: ED197629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Reference Count: 0
The Service-Learning Educator: A Guide to Program Management.
ACTION, Washington, DC. National Center for Service - Learning.
A guide for college and university educators who manage service-learning programs, or programs that support student involvement in the community, is presented. A systematic approach to planning and managing service-learning programs is presented, management functions for supporting a service-learning system are identified, and ideas on implementing these support functions are presented. The following functions that are normally the responsibility of service-learning educators are covered: management functions (e.g., planning, organizing, coordinating); functions related to developing strong service projects in the community (e.g., assessing community needs, developing projects and placements, monitoring results); functions related to facilitating student learning (e.g., helping students identify learning objectives, prepare service-learning agreements, and assess learning); support functions (e.g., recruiting, orienting, and transporting students); and office-related functions (e.g., budgeting, recordkeeping, and personnel management). Information is general enough to apply to programs of different size, complexity, and persuasion. Kinds of service-learning programs, characteristics of programs associated with academic affairs versus student affairs, and program management activities are briefly considered. A large selection of sample forms to aid in needs assessment, management, and evaluation of service-learning programs is included. A list of organizations supporting service-learning and references are also included. (SW)
Descriptors: Activism, Administrator Responsibility, College Students, Community Development, Community Programs, Educational Objectives, Higher Education, Needs Assessment, Program Administration, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Guides, Program Implementation, Public Service, Questionnaires, Records (Forms), School Community Programs, Service Learning, Social Action, Student Evaluation, Student Participation, Student Placement, Student Projects
National Center for Service-Learning/ACTION, Room 1106, 806 Connecticut Ave., N.W., Washington, DC 20525 (free).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACTION, Washington, DC. National Center for Service - Learning.