ERIC Number: ED368910
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Service-Learning Reflections: Update of Service-Learning in Pennsylvania.
Fertman, Carl I.; And Others
Since its creation in 1988, the sole mission of the agency PennSERVE has been to make community service the common expectation of all Pennsylvania's citizens. Using state funds, PennSERVE initiated a school service learning (SL) grant program and funded a total of 35 school and community-based SL programs between 1989 and 1991 in grades K-12, the Pennsylvania Service Corps, Pennsylvania Literacy Corps, Pennsylvania Conservation Corps, Library Corps, and Summer Youth Corps. In December 1993, focus groups consisting of 4-7 programs at 11 different grant sites across Pennsylvania were held to provide feedback and learning about PennSERVE-funded SL activities. According to the focus group participants, PennSERVE programs have had demonstrable positive impacts on students, SL coordinators, and the community. It was recommended that local programs teaching communities to solve local problems be encouraged, an SL support system be developed, and curriculum infusion be promoted. (The focus group schedule is appended.) (MN)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Adult Programs, Agency Role, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Outcomes of Education, Postsecondary Education, Program Effectiveness, Program Implementation, Program Improvement, Public Service, Service Learning, State Agencies, Statewide Planning, Summer Programs, Youth Programs
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: PennSERVE: The Governor's Office of Citizen Service, Harrisburg, PA.
Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania Service-Learning Resource and Evaluation Network, Pittsburgh.