ERIC Number: EJ522430
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 1996
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WalkAbout: More than Summer School.
Kielsmeier, James C.
Education and Urban Society, v28 n2 p167-75 Feb 1996
Describes the urban-centered WalkAbout summer program, which involves hands-on service learning emphasizing the importance of students being authentically invested in their own learning. Program goals include increasing academic achievement, providing opportunities for community-based learning, developing a service ethic in youth, and improving problem-solving and critical-thinking skills. (GR)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Cognitive Development, College Students, Critical Thinking, Elementary Secondary Education, Experiential Learning, High School Students, Interpersonal Competence, Problem Solving, Program Development, Public Service, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Skill Development, Student Improvement, Summer Programs, Urban Schools, Urban Youth
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Journal Articles
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