ERIC Number: ED430138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
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)
Descriptors: Community Education, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Models, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
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
Sponsor: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.
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