ERIC Number: ED382853
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Enriching the Curriculum through Service Learning.
Kinsley, Carol W., Ed.; McPherson, Kate, Ed.
In this practical guide to service learning, 21 contributors describe specific service-learning projects that have enhanced the curriculum in schools across the United States and that have improved student learning in the process. In the Foreword, U.S. Secretary of Education, Richard W. Riley, encourages schools to incorporate service learning into the curriculum. An introduction, "Changing Perceptions to Integrate Community Service Learning into Education" (Kinsley, McPherson) describes the roots of service. Part I on community service learning as a vehicle for active learning contains four chapters: "Literature in Language Arts: Quilting Lessons in the School Curriculum" (Keenan); "Inclusion and Community Service Learning: A Partnership" (Chamberlain); "Social Studies Moves into the Community" (Fellows); and "The Need to Consider Service Learning in Developing Future Vocational Education Programs" (Silcox). Five chapters in Part II focus on changing the culture of the school through service learning: "Community Service Learning Is a Foregone Conclusion at the Lincoln Elementary School" (Boorstein); "Creating a School and Community Culture to Sustain Service Learning" (Allam); "How Do We Make a Difference in Our School and Community?" (Solo); "High School: Service Learning and a Caring School Community" (Reeder); and "Service Learning Honors Cultural Diversity" (Roberts-Weah). Part III has three chapters on service experiences that encourage teachers to facilitate learning: "Middle School: Intergenerational Experiences Support Teaching and Learning" (Laplante); "Enhancing Peer Mediation through Community Service Learning" (Messina); and "Students Take the Lead in AIDS Education" (Coar). Part IV focuses on the school as community partner: "Vision for the 21st Century: Seamless Relationship between School and Community" (Negroni); "Schools and Business Benefit Mutually through Service Learning" (Bookey); "Schools and Community-Based Organizations: Partnerships Based on History" (Jackson); and "Youth Corps Makes Middle School Connection" (Harkavy). Part V on reflection contains two papers: "Reflection as a Tool for Turning Service Experiences into Learning Experiences" (Toole, Toole) and "Conclusion: Challenges for the Future" (McPherson, Kinsley). Part VI contains these service-learning resources: lists of community service learning centers, national organizations, and resource books and other materials; description of "The Service Learning Planning and Resource Guide"; and standards of quality for school-based service learning. (YLB)
Descriptors: Active Learning, Adult Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Curriculum Enrichment, Program Descriptions, Public Service, School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, School Culture, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Staff Development, Student Participation, Vocational Education
Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, 1250 North Pitt Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-1453 (stock no. 1-95057: $15.95).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development, Alexandria, VA.