Community Service-Learning: A Guide to Including Service in the Public School Curriculum

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Rahima C. Wade
SUNY Press - Education - 379 pages
Service-learning, the integration of community service with academic course work, is a promising strategy for enhancing learning and developing active democratic citizens. This book responds to the many recent calls for youth involvement in service as part of the public school curriculum. While service-learning holds many benefits for students, teachers, and communities, there are also many challenges to effectively incorporatie it into the curriculum.

Each of the book's four parts provides a different scope and purpose. Part 1 addresses the components of quality service- learning programs; Part 2 introduces diverse models of service-learning programs at the elementary, middle, and high school levels; Part 3 allows students, agency members, and administrators to tell their own stories of service-learning involvement, to discuss issues with other individuals who share their roles, and to offer recommendations for effective action; and Part 4 asks readers to consider the future of service-learning in public schooling.

Community Service-Learning is a comprehensive resource that will be valuable for all those involved with K-12 service-learning programs: administrators, classroom teachers, students, program coordinators, and university teacher education programs.
 

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Contents

An Introduction
1
Community ServiceLearning
19
Preparation
35
Collaboration
47
Service
63
Curriculum Integration
79
Reflection
94
Building Support for ServiceLeaming
113
Administrator
238
School Program Coordinator
250
Staff Developer
259
Community Agency Member 2 73
273
Parent
281
Statewide ServiceLearning Coordinator
290
Challenges to Effective Practice
301
ServiceLearning in Preservice Teacher Education
314

Elementary School Programs
142
Middle School Programs
159
High School Programs
180
Teachers of ServiceLearning
197
Part 3
215
Student
225
Conclusion
331
Community ServiceLearning Resource Kits
349
About the Contributors
369
Name Index
375
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Rahima C. Wade is Associate Professor of Elementary Social Studies at the University of Iowa.

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