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ERIC Number: ED197629
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Dec
Pages: 121
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: ACTION, Washington, DC. National Center for Service - Learning.