ERIC Number: ED442691
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
The Status of Service-Learning in the United States: Some Facts and Figures.
Shumer, Robert; Cook, Charles
This report focuses on service and service-learning in high schools. The report compares data from 1984 research with information from two studies of service and service-learning completed in 1997. The data suggest that community service and service-learning in 1984 was available in slightly more than one-quarter of all high schools (primarily to white students), and course-related programs (service-learning) occurred in only about 10% of all schools. The 1997 data indicate that the number of high school students involved in service-related programs has increased 686%; and the number of high school students involved in service-learning has increased 3,663%. Using data from studies of school-based and college and university-based service-learning programs, the report estimates the number of individuals participating in service-learning programs across the country. It also provides charts that show funding figures for service-learning programs. (BT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Comparative Analysis, Educational Trends, High Schools, Higher Education, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Social Studies, Statistical Data, Student Participation
National Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse, University of Minnesota, 1954 Buford Avenue, R-460, VoTech Ed Building, St. Paul, MN 55108-6197; tel: 800-808-7378; Web site: (http://umn.edu/~serve).
Publication Type: Numerical/Quantitative Data; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. National Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse.