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ERIC Number: ED458441
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2001
Pages: 33
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
Linking Service-Learning and School-to-Work: Policy, Partnerships and Practice To Help All Students Succeed.
Fein, Scott; Melnick, Sara
This booklet depicts the thinking of state-level and local-level advocates and policymakers regarding the complementary nature of service learning and school-to-work and explains the benefits of linking the two strategies through partnerships. The similarities and differences between service learning and school-to-work are presented along with benefits of service learning and school-to-work alone and together. The implications of these similarities, differences, and benefits for policy, partnerships, and practice are discussed as well as policies facilitating linkage of service learning and school-to-work. The following broad rationales for linking service learning and school-to-work are identified: (1) both learning opportunities expose students to a wide variety of careers and illustrate how school-based learning relates to the skills and abilities required in the workplace; (2) both strategies provide opportunities for students to engage in multidisciplinary, project-based learning; and (3) because both strategies facilitate development of similar skills, their resources can be leveraged and combined to support a comprehensive initiative. A total of six project profiles--two illustrating how each of the three rationales are manifested at the state and local levels--are presented. Each profile includes a rationale; descriptions of key policies, partnerships, and practices; and a contact address. The bibliography lists 20 references. (MN)
National Association of Partners in Education, 901 N. Pitt Street, Suite 320, Alexandria, VA 22314. For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Community; Policymakers; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Partners in Education, Inc., Alexandria, VA.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona; California; Florida; Minnesota; Pennsylvania; South Carolina