ERIC Number: ED261968
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1985
Reference Count: 0
Community Service Projects: Citizenship in Action. Fastback 231.
Lipka, Richard P.; And Others
This booklet examines the theory and practice of projects that involve secondary students in community services. Through such involvement, young people will develop positive attitudes toward community participation that will persist throughout their adult lives. Community service projects represent an important and exciting way to bring democracy to life for young people and to demonstrate to them that they can solve problems and make vital contributions to improving the quality of life in their communities. The booklet begins by discussing the place of community service in the school program. The rationale and objectives of a school citizenship program and criteria for community service projects are discussed. Some existing community projects involving secondary students are then described. Practical matters involved in developing community service programs are discussed. These include identifying community needs, defining personnel roles, scheduling and time considerations, financial considerations, and project planning. The last two sections discuss evaluation of projects and the future with regard to community service education. The booklet concludes with a bibliography. (RM)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Objectives, Financial Support, Futures (of Society), Needs Assessment, Program Descriptions, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Scheduling, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Projects
Phi Delta Kappa, Eighth and Union, Box 789, Bloomington, IN 47402 ($0.75; quantity discounts available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Phi Delta Kappa Educational Foundation, Bloomington, IN.
Note: Partially funded by the University of New Mexico Chapter of Phi Delta Kappa.