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

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Rahima C. Wade
SUNY Press, 1997 - Education - 379 pages
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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
Part 1
17
Preparation
35
Collaboration
47
Service
63
Wade
79
Reflection
94
Wade
113
Student
225
Administrator
238
School Program Coordinator
250
Staff Developer
259
Community Agency Member
273
Parent
287
The Future of ServiceLearning
299
ServiceLearning in Preservice Teacher Education
314

ServiceLearning in Schools
129
Elementary School Programs
142
Middle School Programs 759
159
High School Programs
180
Teachers of ServiceLearning 797
197
Voices from the Field
215
Conclusion
331
Community ServiceLearning Resource Kits
349
References
357
About the Contributors
369
Name Index
375
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About the author (1997)

Rahima C. Wade is Associate Professor of Elementary Social Studies at the University of Iowa.

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