ERIC Number: ED443771
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-27
Contributions of Adolescent Development Research to Service Learning Research.
Fertman, Carl I.
This paper shares the contribution of adolescent development research to service learning research with the goal of strengthening service learning. The paper discusses four areas of research on adolescent development and considers three implications for service learning program development and research. It discusses in detail the following research areas: the needs of adolescents; adolescents' struggle for control over their lives; teenagers' moral development; and variables that make one teenager different from another (such as gender, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status). The paper outlines implications for service learning program development and research: (1) the tasks of adolescence provide a guide for understanding service learning within the framework of adolescence; (2) service learning programs and research can explore the developmental stages of the teenage years to define stages of service involvement; and (3) adolescence is a period of change and struggle. Contains 6 figures and 24 references. (BT)
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (New Orleans, LA, April 24-28, 2000).