ERIC Number: ED435815
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Service-Learning and Community Service in K-12 Public Schools. Statistics in Brief.
Skinner, Rebecca; Chapman, Chris
The National Student Service-Learning and Community Service Survey was conducted in spring 1999 to determine the percentage of public K-12 schools that incorporate service learning into their course curriculum. Some of the findings of the study are the following: (1) 64 percent of public schools, including 83 percent of high schools, had students participating in community service activities recognized by or arranged through the school; (2) 57 percent of public schools organized community service activities for their students; (3) 32 percent organized service learning as part of their curriculum, including almost half of high schools; (4) schools with service learning tended to have grade-wide service learning, service learning in individual courses, or discipline-wide service learning; (5) 83 percent of schools with service learning offered some type of support to teachers interested in integrated service learning into the curriculum, with most providing support for service-learning training; and (6) most schools with service learning cited strengthening relationships among students, the school, and the community as key reasons for practicing service learning. (KC)
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: National Center for Education Statistics (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Westat, Inc., Rockville, MD.