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ERIC Number: EJ848348
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 8
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
Connecting Schools and Community through Service Learning
Winecoff, H. Larry; Carter, Kathy Gibson
Journal of School Public Relations, v25 n3 p264-271 Sum 2004
Schools are facing major problems today that are only marginally addressed by most reform initiatives or by standards-based federal and state legislation. New and different strategies are required if schools are to adequately serve their students and communities. This article demonstrates that service-learning is one dynamic way to promote school success because it increases family and community involvement in education, develops adult mentors, makes the curriculum relevant, reduces student feelings of alienation and isolation, and builds an ethic of service.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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