ERIC Number: ED340477
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Connections: Service Learning in the Middle Grades.
City Univ. of New York, NY. National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence, New York, NY.
This report is a partial revision of an earlier report, released in the spring of 1989, that described programs in which young adolescents engaged in community service. The first chapter of the present report discusses the benefits that accrue to society and early adolescents when early adolescents engage in community service. The review process that was used to select model programs for case studies is discussed in the second chapter. The third chapter profiles the programs, which include three programs that involve peer tutoring; three in which students counsel peers; one in which students mediate student conflicts; three involving partnerships between students and other groups, such as senior citizens; four that provide opportunities for adolescents to engage in multiple forms of community service; and one program, no longer operating, that used community service to develop adolescents' leadership skills. In the fourth chapter, the case studies are analyzed in terms of appropriate roles for early adolescents in community service, and the common elements of, and obstacles faced by, the programs. The fifth chapter offers a series of recommendations for encouraging adolescent participation in community service and notes the establishment of the National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence. Lists of 25 references and 11 resources for information on service programs are provided. (BC)
Descriptors: Community Services, Conflict Resolution, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Extracurricular Activities, Intermediate Grades, Junior High School Students, Leadership Training, Middle Schools, Peer Counseling, Peer Teaching, Program Descriptions, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Student Development, Student Role, Tutoring, Values Education
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: City Univ. of New York, NY. National Center for Service Learning in Early Adolescence, New York, NY.