ERIC Number: ED431688
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Sep-15
Reference Count: N/A
Examples of Community Service Learning Projects in Massachusetts School-Based CSL Programs, 1995-1996.
Brown, L. Joan; Bender, Ellen
This report recounts that many impressive projects in Massachusetts Learn and Serve America school-based sites have been observed. The term "project" is used in the report to refer to community service learning (CSL) as it is incorporated into classroom instruction. In general, the report notes, the projects ranged from simple to complex, short-term to year-long, individual classroom to whole school, sometimes involving a schoolwide theme. It states that there are five Massachusetts school districts in which CSL implementation was intended as a systemwide initiative: Boston, Hudson, Sharon, Springfield, and Westport. The report adds that the community served ranged from the school itself to the world as community, addressing such universal issues as hunger and environmental pollution. The report outlines the criteria used for choosing examples of outstanding projects and then lists project examples in sections by elementary, middle school, and secondary levels. Since many projects involved collaborations between levels, some are listed at both levels in the report. A site contact list is provided at the end of the project listings to assist interested persons in obtaining information about particular projects. The report concludes with an index by topic to community service learning projects. (BT)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Massachusetts State Dept. of Education, Boston.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Massachusetts