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ERIC Number: ED430138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Pages: 46
Abstractor: N/A
School to Work to Life. Linking Service Learning and School-to-Work. Linking Learning with Life.
Dunlap, Nancy Cassity
This guide describes two initiatives linking the school with the community: school-to-work and service learning. Section 1 provides a history of community education and the opportunity it provides for local citizens and community organizations to become active partners in addressing educational and community concerns. Section 2 describes the impetuses for school-to-work and service learning: Secretary's Commission on Achieving Necessary Skills (SCANS) Report, and Alliance for Service Learning in Education Reform (ASLER) standards. Section 3 describes the traditional model of school-to-work and service learning. Section 4 lists common goals of service learning and school-to-work. Tables highlight the common goals and illustrate a comparison of the SCANS skills with service learning skills. Section 5 describes the blended model; lists its benefits; and describes conceptual and operational models for work-based service learning. Section 6 lists school- and work-based components and connecting activities. Section 7 discusses how to integrate service learning into school-to-work programs. Section 8 is a compendium of activities arranged by career cluster for student activities and opportunities to participate in blended service learning and school-to-work/career/life initiatives. Section 9 lists community individuals, organizations, and agencies who are potential partners. Section 10 provides sample forms to implement the blended model. Contain 33 references and a list of 16 national organizations. (YLB)
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: ($6).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
Note: For related documents, see CE 078 654-667. Colored type may not reproduce clearly.