ERIC Number: ED445987
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Apr-12
Reference Count: N/A
Promising Practice for K-16 Project Connect: School-University Collaboration for Service-Learning. Promising Practices Paper.
Harwood, Angela; Underhill, Callie
This issue paper describes a professor's and a teacher's experiences with Project Connect, an ongoing collaborative service-learning project between preservice teachers at Western Washington University (WWU) and eighth-grade students at Fairhaven Middle School in the Bellingham (Washington) Public School District. The paper explains that for both university and eighth-grade students the project features strong academic components designed to meet state and national learning standards, as well as opportunities for students to provide sustained, needs-centered service to community organizations. It describes the project's rationale, outlines how the project actually worked, and reports outcomes for each set of students. Provides recommendations for helping others create similar collaborations. Contains 14 references and a list of resources/organizations. (BT)
Descriptors: College School Cooperation, Educational Practices, Elementary Secondary Education, Grade 8, Higher Education, Middle Schools, Preservice Teachers, Program Descriptions, Service Learning
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.