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ERIC Number: EJ769368
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Aug
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 14
ISSN: ISSN-1062-9351
Communication Project Uses Service-Learning to Support Our Troops
Shackelford, Ray; Griffis, Kurt
Tech Directions, v66 n1 p16-21 Aug 2006
A primary teaching function calls for facilitating learning by matching student needs and content with effective learning experiences. In many cases, students' most meaningful learning experiences are community based and involve their addressing real-world problems or performing a service for others. In some cases, communities consist of groups of people who are separated by large distances or periods of time. An example arises in the situation of currently deployed U.S. service men and women serving overseas. Educators can provide support for the troops overseas and support existing technology education course objectives through effective and exciting experiences that incorporate service-learning. In this article, the authors thoroughly describe service-learning and describe an activity in which one technology education program engaged the community and provided support to the troops overseas--to the significant benefit of all involved.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: High Schools; Junior High Schools; Middle Schools
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Indiana