ERIC Number: ED445963
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Mandatory Community Service: Citizenship Education or Involuntary Servitude? Issue Paper.
Andersen, Susan M.
This issue paper examines the pros and cons of required community service, discusses policy rationales and options, defines the difference between community service and service-learning, and presents a snapshot of various practices in place nationally. It is designed to enable education policy makers to make more informed decisions about which of these options, if any, is most appropriate in their state, school district, or school. Cites 37 references, resources, and organizations. (Author/BB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Educational Policy, Elementary Education, School Community Programs, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Participation, Student Volunteers
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.