ERIC Number: ED430141
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998-Mar
Making the Case for Service-Learning. Action Research & Evaluation Guidebook for Teachers.
Smink, Jay, Ed.; Duckenfield, Marty, Ed.
This booklet contains 10 papers addressed to teachers wishing to make the case for service learning through action research on their own service learning programs. "Introduction" (Jay Smink) examines the need for teacher-based action research and evaluation. "Connect Service with Evaluation for Good Learning" (Robert D. Shumer) explains the inherent relationship between service learning and evaluation. "A Model of Action Research for Practitioners" (Irving H. Buchen) details a model for the five stages of action research: topic selection, research design, data collection and analysis, formulation of findings and conclusions, and communication and dissemination of results. The various stages of the action research process are examined in detail in the following papers: "Early Questions to Ask in Planning Action Research" (Yolanda Yugar); "New Paradigms for Evaluating Service-Learning" (L. Richard Bradley); "Innovative Measures for Evaluating Service-Learning" (Carol G. Weatherford); "Data Analysis Is Fun and Easy" (Susan Root); "Writing with the Audience in Mind" (Carl I. Fertman); "Sharing What We Learn" (Carl I. Fertman); "Involving Students in Evaluation" (Robert D. Shumer); and "Make the Case for Service-Learning" (Marty Duckenfield). Contains 16 general service learning resources, 2 related resources, and 10 references. (MN)
Descriptors: Action Research, Citizenship Education, Data Collection, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Information Dissemination, Models, Program Evaluation, Research Design, Research Methodology, Research Reports, Service Learning, Student Participation, Teacher Researchers, Technical Writing
National Youth Leadership Council, 1910 West County Road B, St. Paul, MN 55113; Tel: 612-631-3672; Web site: http://www.nylc.org ($7).
Publication Type: Collected Works - General; 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 Youth Leadership Council, St. Paul, MN.