ERIC Number: ED435554
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-May
Reference Count: N/A
Maryland's Best Practices: An Improvement Guide for School-Based Service-Learning.
Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Student Service Alliance.
This guide provides Maryland teachers with information regarding how to evaluate and improve service-learning. Seven suggested practices for school-based service learning were derived from interviews with 80 Maryland teachers actively engaging their students in service learning. These seven best practices, which might provide a framework for development of a quality service-learning program, include: (1) meet a recognized need in the community; (2) achieve curricular objectives throughout service-learning experience; (3) reflect throughout service-learning experience; (4) develop student responsibility; (5) establish community partnerships; (6) plan ahead for service-learning; and (7) equip students with knowledge and skills needed for service. Two or three instructional strategies are given for carrying out each practice. An appendix includes a glossary of terms, other service learning resources, and a materials order form. (MM)
Descriptors: Citizen Participation, Community Cooperation, Community Involvement, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Social Studies, State Curriculum Guides
Maryland Student Service Alliance, Maryland Department of Education, 200 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201. Tel: 410-767-0358.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Maryland State Dept. of Education, Baltimore. Student Service Alliance.
Identifiers - Location: Maryland