ERIC Number: ED456057
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
School-to-Work and Service Learning. A "Links" Piece, Connecting Theory and Practice.
Hengel, Madeleine S.; Shumer, Robert
This document is a brief review of resources and readings on Service-Learning and School-to-Work. Service-Learning (SL) and School-to-Work (STW) both extend learning beyond the classroom into real world contexts where broader problem-solving and decision-making skills are addressed. While SL provides opportunities within the community for students to participate in learning activities that use their academic and vocational competencies, STW helps students make tentative career choices and develop educational goals aimed at achieving vocational and personal satisfaction. The document lists 13 commonalities and 3 differences between SL and STW. The document is organized as follows: section 1 contains citations from the National Service Learning Cooperative database involving school-to-work; section 2 lists resources from governmental agencies dealing with SL and STW; and section 3 lists Web sites that have comprehensive discussions of issues, topics, and definitions of SL and STW. (BT)
Descriptors: Annotated Bibliographies, Education Work Relationship, Information Sources, Service Learning, Skill Development, Student Needs, Student Participation, Theory Practice Relationship
National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, ETR Associates, P.O. Box 1830, Santa Cruz, CA 95061. Tel: 866-245-7378 (Toll Free); Fax: 831-430-9471; Web site: http://www.servicelearning.org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Corporation for National Service.
Authoring Institution: Minnesota Univ., St. Paul. National Service-Learning Cooperative Clearinghouse.