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ERIC Number: EJ948679
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 5
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 5
ISSN: ISSN-1068-1752
Bringing Civic Engagement to the Head of the Class
Silver, Terry; Harris, Chip
SRATE Journal, v18 n2 p65-69 Sum 2009
With the focus on test scores and accountability, the issues of student growth, leadership and civic responsibility often are overlooked. While achievement is important, leadership and responsibility issues are among those most sought by employers. Some of the most recognized studies, such as "A Nation At Risk" support and encourage what are sometimes termed the "soft skills." The Service Learning model, not only encourages the development of the soft skills, it actively engages students the curricular content of the class while using leadership and teaming skills to serve their greater community.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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