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ERIC Number: ED499066
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007-Sep
Pages: 54
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 7
Teachers and Students Learning through Service: A Report on Need in Deed's Developing Work with Teachers
Hartmann, Tracey; Maluk, Holly Plastaras; Riffer, Morgan
Research for Action
Need in Deed (NID) is a non-profit organization which has been serving Philadelphia schools since 1987. The organization aims to promote youth engagement in their schools and communities by working with teachers to develop and implement service learning projects in which students can apply academics to real life problems. Until recently, NID staff worked directly with students, visiting classrooms on multiple occasions throughout the school year to lead students in carrying out service learning projects. However, a desire to expand their reach and see service learning sustained beyond their involvement led NID to develop a new program model where NID staff train teachers to lead service learning projects themselves. NID began to develop this approach in 2004. In 2006-07, NID worked with 30 teachers in thirteen schools in the School District of Philadelphia (SDP) reaching approximately 700 students with service learning. NID asked Research for Action (RFA) to conduct an evaluation during the 2006-07 school year. The evaluation aimed to learn more about the effect of the new model on network participants and their students. Results indicate that service learning energized both teachers and students. (Contains 10 tables, 11 figures, and 19 footnotes.)
Research for Action. 3701 Chestnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. Tel: 215-823-2500; Fax: 215-823-2510; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Research for Action, Inc., Philadelphia, PA.
Identifiers - Location: Pennsylvania