ERIC Number: EJ759409
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Jan-19
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Tsunami-Relief Groups Advise K-12
Hurst, Marianne D.
Education Week, v24 n19 p1,15 Jan 2005
As American schools pitch in with an array of charitable projects in response to the tsunami in South Asia, experts say educators and students should consider carefully how they can most effectively support relief groups, avoid fund-raising scams, and incorporate their efforts into service-learning programs. When students returned to school after the Christmas break, teachers and principals were bombarded with requests to help survivors of one of the worst natural disasters on record. Some schools immediately began fund raising, selling everything from popular arm bracelets to requests for songs played at school, while others sponsored bake sales, dress-up days, and quarter drives. In this article, the suggestions provided by experts on how schools may effectively undertake donations to tsunami relief groups are presented.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Elementary Secondary Education, Natural Disasters, Fund Raising, Service Learning, Deception
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