ERIC Number: ED445961
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Service-Learning: Every Child a Citizen. Issue Paper.
In 1997 the Education Commission of the States (ECS) created the Compact for Learning and Citizenship (CLC), an organization of state and district superintendents working to improve student learning through civic involvement and the use of volunteers. This issue paper provides an overview of service-learning, discussing impact, alignment with improving education, civic responsibility, voluntary versus required service, guidelines for effective practice, systems and strategies of support, and resources to integrate service-learning into K-12 schools. Contains 10 references, 10 selected resources, and 6 Web sites. (BT)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Volunteers
Education Commission of the States, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427; ($4, plus shipping and handling); Tel: 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; Web site: www.ecs.org/ecs/ecsweb.nsf.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.