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ERIC Number: EJ766858
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Sep
Pages: 4
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 2
ISSN: ISSN-1529-8957
Learning to Give
Agard, Kathryn A.
Principal Leadership, v5 n1 p43-46 Sep 2004
Students must understand the "head" as well as the "heart" part of volunteering and service portion of their civic education--why they should be a part of their community, why they should act for the common good, and how participating in their community dovetails with participation in the democratic process. There are many creative ways to implement the principles of high-quality civic education. This article describes Learning to Give (LTG), a K-12 program of the Council of Michigan Foundations that provides a curriculum for service-learning and philanthropy that was crafted by classroom teachers. By incorporating service learning as a teaching method and adding a "deep democracy" component that introduces students to the theory and practice of volunteer citizen engagement, students become volunteers, donors, and civic activists. (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan