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Billig, Shelley H. – Research Roundup, 2002
The five studies reviewed in this brief publication examine the scope of current research on service learning and its effects on participants. An introduction defines service learning as "an instructional practice in which students perform service as a way of complementing the knowledge and skills learned in the classroom." Titles and authors of…
Descriptors: Community Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Literature Reviews, Public Schools
Furco, Andrew, Ed.; Billig, Shelley H., Ed. – 2002
This document contains 13 papers on advances in service-learning research. The following papers are included: "Introduction" (Andrew Furco, Shelley H. Billig); "Community Service and Service-Learning in America: The State of the Art" (Ivor Pritchard); "Is Service-Learning Really Better Than Community Service? A Study of…
Descriptors: Action Research, Citizenship Education, Community Services, Context Effect
Mangum, Garth, Ed.; Mangum, Stephen, Ed. – 1996
This book contains 17 social policy essays on various topics related to labor and full employment policies in the United States. The following papers are included: "Introduction" (Stephen Mangum); "Secular Rabbi: The Life and Times of Sar A. Levitan" (Garth Mangum); "Young Workers, Young Families, and Child Poverty"…
Descriptors: Accountability, Adult Education, At Risk Persons, Block Grants
Employment and Training Administration (DOL), Washington, DC. – 1992
This 2-volume set contains 10 papers, 5 in each volume, that review and evaluate findings from the Youth Research and Technical Assistance Project, whose purpose was not only to explore studies and evaluations related to youth training and employment programs but also to provide a broader synthesis of evidence, findings, and research from related…
Descriptors: Disadvantaged Youth, Educational Opportunities, Federal Programs, Job Training
Chi, Bernadette; Jastrzab, JoAnn; Melchior, Alan – Center for Information and Research on Civic Learning and Engagement (CIRCLE), University of Maryland, 2006
Over the past decade, public attention on the importance of the civic development and education of youth has grown. To address these concerns, the East Bay Conservation Corps (EBCC) Charter School opened in 1996 with the explicit mission to prepare and engage students grades K through 12 as caring citizens who are capable and motivated to fully…
Descriptors: Student Surveys, Identification, Elementary School Students, Thinking Skills
Melchior, Alan – School Administrator, 2000
Service learning represents a relatively low-cost strategy for enhancing youngsters' educational experience. Research at Brandeis University suggests that payback to communities substantially outweighs moderate costs involved in integrating service learning into the curriculum. Lower overhead helps districtwide initiatives achieve lower ($27)…
Descriptors: Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education, Expenditure per Student, Financial Support
Melchior, Alan – 1998
This document reports on the conduct and findings of a 3-year evaluation of the 1995-96 school year of the Learn and Serve America School and Community-Based Programs, which were initiated to support school and community-based efforts to involve school-aged youth in community service. Well-designed, school-based service-learning programs have a…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Comparative Analysis, Cost Effectiveness, Educational Benefits
Melchior, Alan – 1995
Serve-America is a national program that was established under the 1990 National and Community Service Act to involve young people in community service and thereby build their understanding of their communities, sense of social responsibility, and commitment to community involvement. In 1992, a 3-year evaluation of Serve-America was initiated to…
Descriptors: Adult Education, Citizenship Education, Cost Effectiveness, Elementary Secondary Education
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Melchior, Alan; Bailis, Larry – Social Studies Review, 1997
Outlines approaches for student evaluation in service learning projects. Maintains that most service learning project participants' goals fall into three broad areas: civic development, academic achievement, and personal or social development. Assessment in these areas can be accomplished through tabulation of service hours, student journals, and…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Citizenship Responsibility, Civics, Elementary Secondary Education
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Anderson, Teresa E.; Melchior, Alan – Journal of Urban Technology, 1995
Investigates ways communities can assess their needs and plan ways to use telecommunications technologies to address those needs. Experiences from four urban communities are examined, as are barriers to access and issues regarding telephone service access. (GR)
Descriptors: Access to Information, Community Development, Community Problems, Community Resources
Curnan, Susan P.; Melchior, Alan – 1994
Research conducted during the Youth Research and Technical Assistance project established that the process of designing effective job training/employment programs for at-risk youth can be framed in terms of the following broad themes: focusing on youth as youth by developing program designs that are appropriate for their age and level of…
Descriptors: Adolescents, Education Work Relationship, Educational Change, Educational Needs
Melchior, Alan; Jastrzab, JoAnn; Bailis, Larry; Frees, Joseph W. – 1994
This report examines the first round of programs funded under the National and Community Service Act of 1990. It is based on aggregate data provided by commission grantees and their subgrantees at the end of the first year of operation and covers commission-funded programs operating between July 1, 1992 and June 30, 1993. Data were available for…
Descriptors: Citizenship Education, Community Services, Curriculum Development, Elementary Secondary Education