ERIC Number: ED424161
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Service Learning in Elementary Schools: What? Why? How?
This paper explores the foundations and possibilities of service learning at the elementary education level. Teachers can utilize the tools of service learning to enrich their students' academic and personal lives, in addition to contributing to the community. Service learning is an approach to education in which students actually meet community needs and have a voice in the planning and execution of the project. This paper is divided into the following sections: (1) "Introduction"; (2) "So, What Is Service Learning?"; (3) "Why Should Students Participate in Service Learning?"; (4) "What Is a Framework of Service Learning?"; (5) "How Are Service Learning Projects Organized?"; (6) "Preparation"; (7) "Service"; (8) "Reflection (Before, During and After Service)"; and (9) "What Role Can Service Learning Play in Elementary Schools?" Contains 20 references. (EH)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
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