ERIC Number: ED430127
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997
Administrator's Guide to Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.
This booklet, which is addressed to school administrators, examines the principles of service learning as a way of teaching rather than just another program and explains how administrators can customize service learning to the unique characteristics of their own schools and communities. The booklet begins by defining service learning as a delivery system that can be used as a central organizing principle for helping students achieve personal and social growth and prepare for the world of work and citizenship while achieving the school's curricular goals. Discussed in a section devoted to administrative issues are the following topics: the special problems of scheduling service learning in secondary schools; options for reducing transportation costs associated with service learning; funding opportunities; and liability concerns and risk management strategies. The following educational issues are considered: professional development; ways of integrating service learning into the curriculum; student assessment in classroom and nonclassroom settings; and program evaluation. Examined in a section on support issues are the following topics: building an infrastructure, public relations, and community support and involvement. Concluding the guide are brief descriptions of the services provided by three national organizations: the National Service-Learning Cooperative/Clearinghouse, Corporation for National Service, and National Dropout Prevention Center. (MN)
Descriptors: Administrator Guides, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Curriculum Development, Delivery Systems, Educational Objectives, Educational Principles, Elementary Secondary Education, Financial Support, Integrated Curriculum, Legal Responsibility, National Organizations, Professional Development, Program Administration, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Public Relations, Scheduling, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Student Evaluation, Transportation
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, College of Health, Education, and Human Development, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Tel: 864-656-2599; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 655-667.