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ERIC Number: ED507529
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 295
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-978-1-5576-6985-8
Great Ideas: Using Service-Learning and Differentiated Instruction to Help Your Students Succeed
Gent, Pamela J.
Brookes Publishing Company
Classrooms across the country are discovering the power of service-learning--the ideal way to help students develop social and academic skills while giving back to their community. Now for the first time, there's a practical how-to guide on using serving-learning to promote inclusion and differentiate instruction for students with and without disabilities. Much more than "community service," service-learning activities help improve outcomes for all students because they're carefully linked to the curriculum and Individualized Education Program (IEP) goals. This book shows K-12 educators and administrators exactly how the service-learning approach: (1) helps students with and without disabilities meet academic standards; (2) facilitates generalization as students transfer what they learn from the classroom to the real world; (3) works with both student-directed and teacher-mediated instructional approaches; (4) fosters strong classroom communities where all students help and learn from each other; (5) builds students' functional life skills and encourages the development of special talents; (6) enhances job skills and work experience so students are better prepared for their future careers; and (7) helps students develop a positive self-image as they provide valuable services to their community. Following About the Authors and Acknowledgments, this book contains: (1) Introduction to Service-Learning; (2) History: Service-Learning, Standards Based Education, and Inclusion; (3) Rationale: Why Use Service-Learning in Inclusive Classrooms?; (4) Preparation: Connecting Service to the Curriculum; (5) Investigation: Identifying Community Needs; (6) Action: Planning and Implementing the Service Activity; (7) Reflection: Thinking Critically and Building Understanding; (8) Evaluation: Documenting Effects on Students and Community; (9) Celebration: Recognizing Everyone's Contribution; and (10) Continuation: Sustaining Standards-Based Service-Learning, Differentiated Instruction, and School Change. A list of references and an index are also included.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Classroom - Teacher
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A