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ERIC Number: EJ1096906
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1534-6102
Service-Learning in Engineering through K-12/University Partnerships: Reflections from Five Years in the Trenches
Lima, Marybeth
Journal of Higher Education Outreach and Engagement, v9 n2 p159-170 2004
Service-learning has the power to transform K-12 and higher education and local communities. This paper details three suppositions about service-learning and community action based on experiences working with K-12 and higher education: (1) service-learning works best when it covers an overarching theme, (2) multiple models for working with K-12 schools are useful, and the choice of model(s) should be based upon the needs articulated by the K-12 school and community, and (3) new models to integrate corporate giving with community action are needed because funding is an integral part of the process. The model of a K-12 school as a local center for community action can be critically important for ensuring the future success of the public school system and the surrounding community through hands-on, community-based teaching and learning.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Louisiana
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