ERIC Number: ED319138
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1989-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Community Service: Learning by Doing. A Statement of the Council of Chief State School Officers.
Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.
This pamphlet describes the functions of the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) and outlines principles and strategies for school-based community service programs that the CCSSO endorses. Essentially the CCSSO forms coalitions with many other educational organizations and is able to provide leadership for a variety of policy concerns that affect elementary and secondary education. Underlying the CCSSO's efforts is its commitment to network for equity in education for minorities, women, the handicapped, the limited English proficient, and low-income students. In school-based community services programs, students perform needed service in places such as hospitals, day-care centers, nursing homes, and libraries. They may serve as tutors, conduct special projects such as beautifying the campus, or feeding the homeless. (JAM)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.