ERIC Number: ED430132
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998
Reference Count: N/A
Igniting the Flame. Establishing a Service Learning Task Force. Linking Learning with Life.
Brown, Lynn; And Others
In this booklet, a group of middle school teachers offer suggestions on how other teachers can similarly enhance their own school's service learning program by initiating and sustaining a service learning task force. The teachers begin by explaining why they developed a service learning task force and list some of the benefits of having a service learning task force. Next, they discuss the following steps in forming a task force: gain administrative support; educate your faculty about service learning; establish the service learning task force; select a service learning task force coordinator; and set up a regular meeting time. After a brief discussion of the characteristics of a service learning task force member, the following roles of specific task force members are detailed: student members, faculty members, parents, service agency representatives, community leaders, and coordinator. Eleven responsibilities of the service learning task force are identified. Concluding the booklet are the addresses of four national organizations with information about service learning. (MN)
Descriptors: Advisory Committees, Citizenship Education, Community Involvement, Cooperative Planning, Coordinators, Educational Cooperation, Middle Schools, Parent Participation, Program Development, Service Learning, Student Participation, Teacher Participation
National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson University, 209 Martin Street, Clemson, SC 29634-0726; Web site: http://www.dropoutprevention.org/ ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.