ERIC Number: ED430139
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Service Learning and Teacher Education. Linking Learning with Life.
Swick, Kevin J.; Winecoff, H. Larry; Kemper, Richard; Rowls, Michael; Freeman, Nancy; Somerindyke, Jennifer; Mason, Janet; Williams, Terri
This book concerns potential and actual uses of service learning as an instructional methodology in teacher education. Section 1 discusses how service and learning are primary to practically all roles teachers play. Section 2, a rationale for service learning and teacher education, shows consistency with Goals 2000, school-to-work transition, and character education. Section 3 describes components of service learning in teacher education: planning, implementation and project monitoring, reflection and celebration, and evaluation and reporting. Section 4 addresses issues and challenges--collaboration, faculty professional development, funding, scheduling and transportation, and curriculum integration. Section 5 offers teacher education students' opinions of service learning experiences: opportunities to learn about people from different cultures; its support of individual growth; and insights gained into the persona of being a professional educator. Section 6 describes promising practices: integrating service learning in the student teaching experience or throughout the internship year, seminars, and journals. Section 7 discusses benefits in three areas: students, faculty, and program functioning. Section 8 addresses three levels of assessment: documenting the status of service learning, assessing its effectiveness in teacher education, and evaluating its impact. Section 9 offers possibilities for putting service learning into teacher education programs. Contains 18 references. (YLB)
Descriptors: Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Faculty Development, Higher Education, Integrated Curriculum, Preservice Teacher Education, 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
Audience: 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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