ERIC Number: ED468528
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Billig, Shelley H.
Research Roundup, v19 n1 Fall 2002
The five studies reviewed in this brief publication examine the scope of current research on service learning and its effects on participants. An introduction defines service learning as "an instructional practice in which students perform service as a way of complementing the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom." Titles and authors of the works summarized are as follows: "Research on School-Based Service-Learning: The Evidence Builds" (Shelley H. Billig); "Summary Report: National Evaluation of Learn and Serve America" (Alan Melchior); "An Assessment of Elementary School Service-Learning Teaching Methods: Using Service-Learning Goals" (Cliff Akujobi and Robert Simmons); "The Effects of Service Learning on Middle School Students' Social Responsibility and Academic Success" (Peter Scales and colleagues); "Is Service-Learning Really Better Than Community Service? A Study of High School Service Program Outcomes" (Andrew Furco). (RT)
Descriptors: Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Public Schools, Service Learning
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Association of Elementary School Principals, Alexandria, VA.; ERIC Clearinghouse on Educational Management, Eugene, OR.
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