ERIC Number: ED343528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1988
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National Service: A Promise to Keep.
Eberly, Donald J.
This book presents an autobiographical look at one man's first-hand experience with the evolution of national service from 1945 through 1988. Throughout the account significant documents and articles by the author and others are included such as newspaper and magazine articles, significant correspondence from national and government leaders, and congressional hearing testimony. The chapters are as follows: (1) "1946-1950: High School and College, The Impact of War, An Idea Takes Root"; (2) "1951-1960: Service in the Army, Service in Nigeria, National Service"; (3) "1961-1967: The Peace Corps, Return to Nigeria, The First National Service Conference"; (4) "1967-1971: Service Learning, A Bill for National Service, A National Service Project"; (5) 1971-1980: The Pilot Project Succeeds, Working with the Roosevelts, Youth Service in Britain, China and Cuba"; (6) "1981-1988: Alternative Service: Fostering Local Service Initiatives, A Coalition is Formed." A final chapter presents reflections on past achievements and failures along with suggestions for what may be in the future. Included is a table of exhibits of the documents included in the text, a 70-item bibliography, and an index. (JB)
Descriptors: Community Services, Educational Trends, Federal Legislation, Federal Programs, Higher Education, Policy Formation, Service Learning, United States History, Volunteers
John Alden Books, P.O. Box 26668, Rochester, NY 14626 (17.95 plus $2.00 postage and handling).
Publication Type: Books; Historical Materials
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Identifiers: National Service; Peace Corps