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ERIC Number: ED506729
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Nov
Pages: 2
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: N/A
Issue Brief: Community Service and Service-Learning in America's Schools
Corporation for National and Community Service
Research shows that when young people participate in service, they are more likely to continue on a pathway of lifelong civic engagement. Research also shows that service-learning, an approach to education that ties community service to classroom instruction and reflection, contributes to students' success and has a positive impact on their social behavior, habits, and attitudes. In an effort to better understand the trends in community service and service-learning, the Corporation surveyed a national sample of over 2,000 K-12 public school principals regarding service in their schools and compared findings to a 1999 study, analyzing changes over time. The research report "Community Service and Service-Learning in America's Schools (2008)" provides insight into the prevalence of community service and service-learning in public schools as well as the supports and policies in place to sustain and build service-learning programs. The full report, and other research by the Corporation for National and Community Service, can be found at www.nationalservice.gov/research [also at ED506728].
Corporation for National and Community Service. 1201 New York Avenue NW, Washington, DC 20525. Tel: 202-606-5000; e-mail: info@cns.gov; Web site: http://www.nationalservice.gov
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Corporation for National and Community Service, Washington, DC.