ERIC Number: ED383839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pocket Guide to Service Learning.
Duckenfield, Marty, Ed.; Wright, Jan, Ed.
This guide provides basic information about the nature and scope of service learning and considerations in developing service learning programs for students in grades K-12. First, service learning is defined as a method whereby participants learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service that is conducted in and meets the needs of a community, is coordinated with school and community activities, helps foster civic responsibility, is integrated into the academic curriculum or educational components of community service programs, and provides structured time for students/participants to reflect on the service experience. Discussed next are the similarities/differences between community service and service learning. The Alliance for Service Learning in Education Reform standards for quality in school-based and community-based service learning programs along with the benefits of service learning in the following areas: personal, social, and intellectual growth; citizenship; and preparation for the world of work. A service learning framework is presented that includes consideration for the preparation, action, reflection, and celebration components of service learning. Concluding the guide are information on the National Service Learning Cooperative/Clearinghouse and a list of the cooperative partners. (MN)
Descriptors: Career Education, Citizenship Education, Community Education, Community Services, Educational Benefits, Educational Objectives, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Development, Public Service, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Standards, Volunteers
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, 205 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-5111 (single copies and bulk orders of 25 available).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.