ERIC Number: ED439250
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Service Learning and Character Education: Walking the Talk. Linking Learning with Life.
Swick, Kevin J.; Winecoff, Larry; Nesbit, Ben; Kemper, Richard; Rowls, Michael; Freeman, Nancy K.; Creech, Nena; Mason, Janet; Kent, Laura Brinker
This guidebook is designed to provide teachers, schools, parents, and other community leaders with the needed ideas, strategies, and resources to combine service learning and character education in meaningful educational activities for children and young people. The booklet contains seven short sections that provide an overview of character education and service learning and suggest ways to integrate the two processes in the school setting. The following topics are covered: (1) the essential elements of character education; (2) the connection between service learning and character education; (3) the key to effective character education; (4) youth leadership in character education programs; (5) the essential elements that promote character development; (6) impacts that should be expected from character education programs; and (7) the importance of character education. The guide also contains a resource section that lists five service learning organizations, seven character education organizations, five selected readings, and five references. (KC)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Development, Outcomes of Education, Personality Development, Program Development, Program Effectiveness, Resistance to Temptation, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Self Control, Self Motivation, Service Learning, Teaching Methods
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Community; Parents; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service, Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: South Carolina State Dept. of Education, Columbia.; National Dropout Prevention Center, Clemson, SC.