ERIC Number: ED445995
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000-Apr
Service-Learning: An Administrator's Tool for Improving Schools and Connecting with the Community. Issue Paper.
Berman, Sheldon; Bailey, Sheila; Collins, Randall; Kinsley, Dale; Holman, Elizabeth
Service-learning gives school administrators a powerful tool to achieve some of their most important goals: educating students to high levels, connecting with the community, and preparing students to be active participants in the world around them. This issue paper examines why administrators support service-learning as a key element in school improvement, what questions they may need to address, and how administrators can support and strengthen service-learning in their schools. Includes definitions, research results, anecdotes, and strategies. Contains 12 references and 15 resources. (BT)
Descriptors: Administrator Role, Citizenship Education, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, School Community Relationship, School Culture, Service Learning, Social Studies, Student Development, Student Participation
Education Commission of the States, Distribution Center, 707 17th Street, Suite 2700, Denver, CO 80202-3427 ($4); Tel: 303-299-3600; Fax: 303-296-8332; Web site: http://www.ecs.org.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Josephine Bay Paul and C. Michael Paul Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.