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ERIC Number: ED485661
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Lessons from the Civil Rights Movement for the Long-Term Success of Service-Learning and Citizenship Education
Welch, Anthony
Education Commission of the States
When service is linked to learning and placed at the core of the curriculum, the combination opens the door to the multifaceted education we Americans want for all young people, equipping them for their roles not just as learners, but also as community members and workers. In addition, there is growing agreement that school-based civic education is critical to the development of a new generation of young people with the values, knowledge, skills, sense of efficacy and commitment that define an active and principled citizen. Properly seen, there are meaningful connections between service-learning and civic education; service-learning can be a critical pedagogy for students to acquire and enhance citizenship knowledge and skills, and civic education can be a critical avenue through which students connect their academic learning to serving their communities and country.
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Publication Type: Reports - General
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Commission of the States, Denver, CO.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A