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ERIC Number: EJ1121455
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Mar
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-2194-654X
Service Learning for At-Risk Student Populations: The Contextual Dynamism of Implementation
Akin, Jacob T.; Vesely, Randall S.
Multicultural Learning and Teaching, v11 n1 p131-143 Mar 2016
The central purpose of this article is to explore research, issues, and perspectives on the implementation of service learning programs to improve student achievement in at-risk student populations. The implementation of service learning programs takes place within multiple contexts and across several terrains. The complexities of implementing service learning are captured in a framework of "contextual dynamism" which consists of six interrelated terrains: the political, the economic, the accountability, the financial, the demographic, and the staffing. In this article, the authors explore each of the terrains, ending with recommendations for policymakers and practitioners.
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Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: No Child Left Behind Act 2001
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