ERIC Number: ED390720
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Jul
Reference Count: N/A
Civic Education through Service Learning. ERIC Digest.
This digest addresses the decline in the willingness of U.S. youth to participate in service to the community or nation and suggests service learning as a possible remedy for the decline. There are long-term benefits of service learning: (1) helping to build community support for education; (2) facilitating a closer bond between school, community, and home; and (3) endowing students with a sense of civic efficacy and the sense that they can have a positive impact on civic affairs. Suggestions on how to structure an effective service learning program are provided. Contains eight references. (EH)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Community Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Law Related Education, Partnerships in Education, Public Service, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Social Studies
ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, 2805 East Tenth Street, Suite 120, Indiana University, Bloomington, IN 47408-2698.
Publication Type: ERIC Publications; ERIC Digests in Full Text
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse for Social Studies/Social Science Education, Bloomington, IN.
Identifiers: ERIC Digests