ERIC Number: ED407518
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1996-May
School-to-Work and Service-Learning. Resource Bulletin.
National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.
This bulletin presents the key elements of service learning and moves into a discussion of the benefits to be gained from incorporating service learning into a school-to-work system. It discusses the following key elements that are central to service learning programs and that can be expanded when incorporating a service learning component into a school-to-work component: integrated curriculum, time for reflection, building community partnerships, and diverse activities. The bulletin then addresses these practitioner-identified benefits to incorporating a service learning component into a school-to-work system: active learning, working with diverse populations, younger participants, school and community support, and improved citizenship and self-esteem. One example of effective practice is described: the West Philadelphia Improvement Corps, which operates a multifaceted, community-oriented school-to-work and service learning initiative in the John P. Turner Middle School with activities during and after the school day. The bulletin concludes with a listing of 12 organizations that can provide further information on connecting service learning to school-to-work. Brief summaries describe the organizations' focus and activities. (YLB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Services, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, Elementary Secondary Education, Middle Schools, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Participation, Vocational Education
National School-to-Work Office, 400 Virginia Avenue, S.W., Room 210, Washington, DC 20024; 800-251-7236; fax: 202-401-6211; World Wide Web: http://www.stw.ed.gov.
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: National School-to-Work Opportunities Office, Washington, DC.