ERIC Number: ED479524
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Essential Service-Learning Resources Guide.
Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, Mesa, AZ.
This document from Campus Compact aims to present information regarding the newest and best resources for service learning. In addition, the document excerpts, from various sources, definitions of service learning and program characteristics of effective service learning. Definitions of service learning include the following: A teaching method which combines community service with academic instruction as it focuses on critical, reflective thinking and civic responsibility. Service-learning programs involve students in organized community service that addresses local needs, while developing their academic skills, sense of civic responsibility, and commitment to the community. Program characteristics include the following: (1) Placement quality, which refers to the establishment of community connections that will provide productive learning situations for students, as well as genuine resources useful to the community; (2) Students' ability to link what they are doing outside of classroom with what they are learning in the classroom; (3) Students' ability to reflect, which is associated with increased knowledge and learning abilities; and (4) Community voice, which is a predictor of tolerance, cultural appreciation, reward in service, better understanding of community, and identifying with community partners. The document lists print and Web-based resources. The resources listed include 9 Campus Compact publications, 23 print publications from other sources, and 11 Web sites. (NB)
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Community Colleges, Community Services, Learning Strategies, Service Learning, Social Cognition, Student Participation, Two Year College Students, Two Year Colleges
For full text: http://www.compact.org/faculty/SL-brochure.pdf.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reference Materials - Bibliographies
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Campus Compact National Center for Community Colleges, Mesa, AZ.