ERIC Number: ED445962
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1999-Sep
Service-Learning: An Education Strategy for Preventing School Violence. Issue Paper.
Kinsley, Carol W.; Southworth, Ann; Boston, Bruce O.
This issue paper proposes service-learning as a practice educators can use to stem violence by creating situations in which young people experience structure, receive emotional support, have clear behavior expectations, and experience meaningful consequences to unacceptable behavior. Suggests that involvement with service-learning enhances young people's intellectual, psychological, and moral development. Includes (1) accounts of schools that integrate service-learning programs with curriculum and (2) analysis of service-learning's impact and policy implications. Lists 15 organizations and publications that are resources for service-learning materials, curriculum, and/or training and technical assistance services. 55 references. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Moral Development, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Responsibility, Student Volunteers, Violence
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Note: For related items, see S0 031 470-472 and SO 032 064-065.