ERIC Number: ED484878
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-May
Quick Guide: Service-Learning and Student Engagement
National Service Learning Clearinghouse
Engagement in learning is closely linked to student achievement and other outcomes, such as reduced dropout rates and youth risk behaviors (Blank, 1997; Dev, 1997; Dryfoos, 1990; Woods, 1995). School engagement has been defined to include behavioral components such as active participation in school activities, and psychological components such as interest, enjoyment, and efforts to fully understand subject matter (Bartko, 1999; Finn, 1993). Other types of student engagement outside of school have also been explored, including community engagement and civic engagement. Service-learning includes several strategies that research (e.g., Brewster & Fage).
Publication Type: Guides - General
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: RMC Research Corp., Denver, CO.