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ERIC Number: ED383839
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 15
Abstractor: N/A
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)
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
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A