ERIC Number: ED372500
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1994
How To Establish a High School Service Learning Program.
Witmer, Judith T.; Anderson, Carolyn S.
A great deal has been said and written about the importance of giving students the opportunity to provide service to others. This book is designed to provide educators with a "crash course" in how to start or repair such a program in their schools or districts. Following the introduction, chapter 1 defines service learning and explores its origins. The second and third chapters describe the purpose, goals, and principles of service learning programs. Guidelines for conducting needs assessment for the school or district are presented in the fourth chapter. Options for program design and other considerations are examined in chapters 5 and 6. Chapter 7 describes ways to gain the interest, confidence, and commitment of stakeholders. Specific tasks for getting started are outlined in the eighth chapter. Chapter 9 offers tips for understanding the administrative and managerial aspects of operation and maintenance, and chapter 10 discusses how to prepare for and overcome difficulties. The final chapter summarizes and reinforces important points. Appendices contain information sources on service learning and 20 annotated references. Two figures are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: High Schools, Human Resources, Human Services, Program Design, Program Development, Program Implementation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Action, Social Responsibility, Social Services, Student Volunteers
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 N. Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (Stock No. 1-94167; $6.95).
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.