ERIC Number: ED070375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1972-Jun-14
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A Brief History of Service-Learning Internship Programs.
Corey, John F., Ed.
Higher Education in North Carolina, v7 n4 June 14 1972
Recent educational conferences indicate not only that community-based experiential learning has grown dramatically in recent years as a curricular feature of higher education, but also that this empirical learning style is to be a major trend in the immediate academic future of the nation. The State of North Carolina has, since 1969, supported experiential learning programs, known as service-learning programs, through the North Carolina Internship Office (NCIO). To provide a sound learning context, service-learning requires of any internship that: (1) there be a task whose meaning is clear to the students; (2) the student receive in his placement careful support from his educational institution; and (3) reciprocal learning among the student and his work directors to be assumed. Thus, within this context, NCIO embarked on a strategy from the fall of 1969 to the present that includes: (1) development of regional service-learning programs in Appalachian North Carolina; (2) assistance with urban university model programs in Charlotte and Winston-Salem; (3) liaison with existing and newly created student internship programs and their managers; (4) development of issue-focused internship programs in planning, health, law, and the environment; and (5) sustained planning, advocacy, and evaluative review. (Author/HS)
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Authoring Institution: North Carolina State Board of Higher Education, Raleigh.