ERIC Number: ED434053
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Active Citizenship Today Implementation Guide: Questions and Answers about Service Learning.
Degelman, Charles; Philips, Susan
"Active Citizenship Today" (ACT) is a service learning program for the social studies. There are two things that make ACT different from other service learning programs: (1) the "learning" in service -- learning refers to traditional social studies content and skills (it is a civics model); and (2) ACT is built around a problem-solving framework. This guide is the result of 5 years of the ACT program and represents a synthesis of what participants have experienced in implementing ACT. The guide is built around the following questions: (1) "What Is ACT?"; (2) "Why Use ACT?"; (3) "What Does ACT Look Like?"; (4) "Where -- and How -- Do I Begin?"; (5) "How Do I Keep ACT Alive?"; (6) "How Do I Stir Up Interest?"; (7) "What Is the Role of the Community?"; (8) "The ACT Program Coordinator -- What's the Big Deal?"; (9) "How Do I Evaluate ACT?"; and (10) "What Resources Are Available?" (BT)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Citizenship, Citizenship Education, Civics, High Schools, Middle Schools, Problem Solving, Program Implementation, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Studies, Theory Practice Relationship
Constitutional Rights Foundation, 601 South Kingsley Drive, Los Angeles, CA 90005; Tel: 213-487-5590.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Constitutional Rights Foundation, Los Angeles, CA.; Close Up Foundation, Alexandria, VA.