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ERIC Number: ED512051
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 256
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISBN: ISBN-1-5754-2345-6ISBN-978-1-5754-2345-6
The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action. Revised & Updated Second Edition
Kaye, Cathryn Berger
Free Spirit Publishing
"The Complete Guide to Service Learning" is the go-to resource in the fast-growing field of service learning. It is an award-winning treasury of service activities, community service project ideas, quotes, reflections, and resources that can help teachers and youth workers engage young hearts and minds in reaching out and giving back. Author, and internationally known service learning expert, Cathryn Berger Kaye presents service learning--its importance, steps, essential elements, and challenges--within a curricular context and organized by theme. This "new revised and updated second edition" maintains the easy-to-use format of the original and is enhanced to reflect the most up-to-date information on service learning programs and pedagogy. Benefits include: (1) A blueprint for service learning, from getting started to assessing the experience; (2) Integration of K-12 service learning standards (new); (3) Inspiring quotations, background information and resources, preparation activities, real-life examples and community service project ideas that have worked for other teachers; (4) 13 thematic chapters (including 2 new themes) covering topics commonly selected for service learning projects: (a) AIDS Education and Awareness (b) Animal Protection and Care; (c) Elders; (d) Emergency Readiness (new); (e) The Environment; (f) Gardening; (g) Healthy Lives, Healthy Choices (new); (h) Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty; (i) Immigrants; (j) Literacy; (k) Safe and Strong Communities; (l) Social Change: Issues and Action; and (m) Special Needs and Disabilities; (5) Hundreds of real-life field-tested service learning projects, including dozens of new projects; (6) Ideas for fortifying service learning programs by incorporating global literacy and creating a culture of service (new); and a CD-ROM with over 200 pages of forms and bonus materials. "Bookshelf" sections describe hundreds of books that offer teachable moments about community service, responsibility, caring, and helping, as well as ways to encourage discussion and make the lesson last. Each of the more than 300 annotated book listings helps combine literature and service learning.
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Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom; Machine-Readable Data Files
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Parents; Teachers; Administrators
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A