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ERIC Number: EJ1058748
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013-Mar
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1053-8259
Service-Learning in Early Adolescence: Results of a School-Based Curriculum
Richards, Maryse H.; Sanderson, Rebecca Cornelli; Celio, Christine I.; Grant, Jane E.; Choi, Inhe; George, Christine C.; Deane, Kyle
Journal of Experiential Education, v36 n1 p5-21 Mar 2013
Over the past few decades, service-learning has surged in popularity. Although most programs are implemented in high school and college classrooms, service-learning has the potential for great impact in middle school. The present article evaluates a pilot service-learning program for fifth- and seventh-grade (N = 86) children in a large, urban, midwestern city. For this project, a service-learning curriculum was developed, implemented, and assessed. Findings indicate that, relative to students in the control group, students participating in the service-learning curriculum demonstrated significantly higher scores on the measure of Leadership. Several Grade × Intervention interactions suggested stronger effects for fifth-grade students. A measure of Acceptance of Diversity did not show any significant differences. Implications and recommendations for developing future programs are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Middle Schools; Secondary Education; Junior High Schools; Grade 5; Intermediate Grades; Elementary Education; Grade 7
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Illinois