ERIC Number: ED430128
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Connecting Communities through Service Learning. Linking Learning with Life.
Lyday, W. Jackson; Winecoff, H. Larry; Hiott, Beverly C.
This booklet, which is intended for individuals involved in the delivery of service learning, provides ideas and strategies for developing or expanding service learning partnerships. The booklet begins with an overview of service learning that outlines service learning's benefits to schools, the community, and service learning partners. Discussed next are types of service learning activities (direct service activities, indirect service activities, and advocacy) and service learning project models (one-shot projects, ongoing projects, and student placement models). Next are explained the benefits, characteristics, and operation of the service learning partnerships with human service agencies and civic organizations, business and industry, and schools. The following four phases of establishing service learning partnerships are detailed: generating a service learning resource file; identifying the appropriate agency options; assessing effectiveness of the project and the partner; and strengthening and sustaining partnerships. The roles and responsibilities of the following partnership members are outlined: service learning coordinator, service learning teachers, students, agency/organization representatives, school administrators, and service learning advisory teams. Concluding the booklet are reflections from students, community agencies, and schools involved in service learning. Appended are the following forms: service learning agreement, community service evaluation, student evaluation, and service learning observation. (MN)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Citizenship Education, Cooperative Planning, Coordination, Delivery Systems, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Elementary Secondary Education, Human Services, Partnerships in Education, Public Agencies, Records (Forms), School Business Relationship, School Community Relationship, Service Learning
National Dropout Prevention Center, 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; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.; South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
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