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ERIC Number: EJ826185
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 3
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0037-7724
Get in the Groove, Let's Make a Move!: Students in Israel Confront a Transition with Service Learning
Chill, Abigail S.
Social Education, v73 n1 p31-33 Jan-Feb 2009
Is the anticipated move of a school to a new location a source of curious excitement and optimism or an occasion for trepidation, recrimination, and anxiety? As plans to relocate the Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel from Kfar Shmaryahu (its location for over 40 years) to Even Yehuda became more immediate, teachers and administrators began talking about the stresses and difficulties the move would entail. In the back of teachers' minds, they worried about losing the close family feeling they enjoyed on their current campus and wondered how the move would affect the culture of the school. If the adults were asking these questions, what were students thinking? These musings and a newly sparked interest in community service prompted the author to pursue implementing a service project connected to their school's anticipated move in March 2007. The author introduced the project by conducting a reflection activity that tapped student attitudes towards the planned move. The author's goal was to engage students in a project that would provide an authentic service to the community through an interdisciplinary collaborative experience. (Contains 6 notes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Teachers
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Israel