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ERIC Number: EJ810605
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Jan
Pages: 7
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0278-3193
Student Voices, Global Echoes: Service-Learning and the Gifted
Terry, Alice W.
Roeper Review, v30 n1 p45-51 Jan 2008
Implementing service-learning programs in schools for our gifted may help nurture the development of more highly moral people. Service-learning, a method by which students learn and develop through curriculum integration and active participation in thoughtfully organized service experiences that address needs in their community, has three levels: community service, community exploration, and community action. Community action, most appropriate for gifted youth, involves a high degree of service that produces a broad community impact and the highest degree of learning. This article discusses case studies of four gifted, middle-grade students who participated in community action service-learning projects that positively impacted both the community and the students. Could service-learning be helpful in creating more people like Thoreau and Gandhi by developing co-cognitive traits in gifted youth? (Contains 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Grade 6; Middle Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A