ERIC Number: ED353453
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Visions of Service: The Future of the National and Community Service Act.
Sagawa, Shirley, Ed.; Halperin, Samuel, Ed.
This publication contains 36 short essays on the reauthorization of the National and Community Service Act. It begins with two introductory papers: "Visions of Service: The Future of the National and Community Service Act" (Sagawa, Halperin) and "Historical Background: An Overview" (Sagawa). Section I, Why Service?, contains 15 essays: "A Mandate for Liberty" (Barber); "The Challenge of Community Building" (Dirks); "Large-Scale Community Service: Two Considerations" (Etzioni); "A Source of New Leaders" (Myers); "How the National and Community Service Act Can Help Advance Education Reform" (Gomez); "Needed: A More Compelling Mission and Stronger State Organizations" (Kielsmeier); "It's a Worrisome Thing..." (Parsons); "Making Service-Learning the Center of the Debate on School Reform" (Townsend); "Moving in from the Margins" (Wutzdorff); "Our Vision of Youth Service" (Young People for National Service); "America 2000 and Service-Learning: A Promising Partnership" (Youth Service America Interns); "Youth Service: Pervasive, Local, Empowered, Positively Driven, Personally Invested" (Calhoun); "Youth Service Is Also about Changing Adults" (Halperin); "Educating for Service" (Hesburgh); and "The Heroic Search" (Sawyer). Section II, What Is Service?, has three essays: "What Is Wrong with This Picture?" (Chi); "The Critical Link between Service and Advocacy" (Hausner); and "Youth Service: The Best Solution-Strategy Around" (Wolf). Section III, Who Shall Serve?, consists of four essays: "Community Service and Student Financial Aid" (Gupta); "Linking Young and Old through Intergenerational Service Programs" (Scannell); "A Vision of Opportunity and Diversity" (Schmiegelow); and "Challenging Conventional Wisdom about Racial and Social Class Integration in Service Programs" (Stoneman). Five essays are found in Section IV, Where Are We Headed?: "Summer and Service: Transforming Youth Service into a Movement" (Briscoe); "Youth Service: Building Community" (Burkhardt); "Toward National Service as an Institution" (Eberly); "Community Service and the Transformation of the American University" (Harkavy); and "Not Only Bowls of Delicious Soup: Youth Service Today" (Karasik). Section V, How Shall We Get There?, contains nine essays: "A More Connected and Empowered Approach to Service" (Basl); "National and Community Service: Strengthening the Next Phase" (Clark); "On Advancing Community Service" (Coolidge); "A Critical Look at Educational Effectiveness" (Kong); "Incandescent Youth" (Landrum); "A Step in the Right Direction" (Quinn); "Incentives for High Quality in Service-Learning" (Schine); "The Second Half of the American Dream" (Sherraden); and "Bookends of a Strong Democracy: The National Service Trust Fund and the Social Security Trust Fund" (Brown). (YLB)
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Responsibility, Community Services, Federal Government, Federal Legislation, Government Role, Human Services, Program Administration, Program Design, Program Development, Public Policy, Public Service, School Role, Service Learning, Volunteers, Youth Programs
American Youth Policy Forum, 1001 Connecticut Avenue, N.W., Suite 301, Washington, DC 20036-5541 or Director of Communications, National Women's Law Center, 1616 P Street, N.W., Washington, DC 20036 ($5).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: National Women's Law Center, Washington, DC.; American Youth Policy Forum, Washington, DC.