ERIC Number: ED434186
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996-Jul
Service Learning in the Northwest Region. By Request Series.
Service learning has been defined as the integration of service with academic growth. It is a method through which young people learn and develop through active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences. Service learning programs are individualized and unique, and to duplicate one program or to expect the same effects from one community to another is nearly impossible. Service learning programs bring many benefits to students. Descriptions of eight service learning programs in the five northwest states of Alaska, Idaho, Montana, Oregon, and Washington show some of the possibilities available for service learning. All share the goal of connecting students with the community around them. Included with the description of each program is contact information and tips for those looking to implement service projects in their schools. The booklet also contains a list of steps in establishing a service learning program. An appendix contains safety guidelines for planning service learning projects. Regional and state contacts are also listed. (Contains 20 references.) (SLD)
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Northwest Regional Educational Lab., Portland, OR.