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ERIC Number: ED502384
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Oct
Pages: 16
Abstractor: ERIC
An Investment Prospectus. Strengthening Education and Democracy through Service-Learning
Gibson, Cynthia
Academy for Educational Development
Service-learning is a teaching method that engages young people in community problem-solving as part of their education, both in school and out-of-school settings. Service-learning has the potential to be a powerful experiential education practices because it not only fosters effective learning, also prepares the next generation for democratic life. A growing body of research describes the positive impact service-learning can have on young people, helping them achieve academically; strengthen job- and career-related skills and aspirations; and increase self-efficacy, respect for diversity, self-confidence, collaborative skills, avoidance of risk behaviors, and resilience. This document highlights the history of service-learning, practice standards, scholarly journals, professional education venues, research agendas, leadership networks, national conferences, and current challenges. [Members of the W. K. Kellogg Service-Learning Consortium, joined by Earth Force and Youth Service America, worked with service-learning leaders to produce this document.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Academy for Educational Development
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