Serve And Learn

Autor: Florence Fay Pritchard
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135705054
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This volume makes two important contributions: First, it provides a framework grounded in theory and best professional practice that middle and high school teachers, their students, and community partners can use to design, implement, and evaluate service-learning projects that address authentic community needs. Second, it demonstrates ways collaborative service-learning can enhance students' intellectual development, promote their academic achievement, strengthen their citizenship skills, and accelerate the kinds of educational accountability and reform initiatives emphasized in the national educational standards movement, and the 2002 No Child Left Behind Act. Serve and Learn: Implementing and Evaluating Service-Learning in Middle and High Schools: *provides what may be the only comprehensive guide to implementing, assessing, and celebrating service-learning in today's middle and high schools; *emphasizes and explicates a collaborative approach to service-learning in which teachers, students, and community partners team together to advance learning and meet genuine community needs; *demonstrates how service-learning teams use key elements of standards-based education, multiple intelligences theory, and cooperative learning to guide project development, implementation, assessment, and evaluation; *offers optional designs for service-learning projects that are suitable for use by interns and beginning teachers, as well as by experienced and master teachers, and that can be used in a developmental sequence by school and community partners to build from small, individual projects toward school, system, and community wide projects; and *includes end-of-chapter activities that help those who use the book as a text to practice the model and its strategies, and use results to create their own service-learning projects. The book is organized in three parts that present service-learning along a theoretical to practical continuum. Part I lays the foundations for the method by proposing a collaborative model for service-learning. Part II explicates this model and explains the four sets of processes that teams use to commit to a project, cooperatively determine students' project outcomes and ways to measure them, develop learning activities to help students achieve outcomes, and then evaluate their projects and celebrate growth. Part III provides resources for carrying out the collaborative model. A wide range of educators will find this book useful. Its distinctive contributions and features are particularly valuable for teacher educators, students, and community partners already committed to service-learning projects; to those who are introducing service-learning into their practice; and to instructional supervisors, school administrators, and community agencies seeking to create a climate for service-learning or to enrich initiatives already underway.

A Practical Guide To Service Learning

Autor: Felicia L. Wilczenski
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 0387465405
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This book describes how service learning, an intervention that can be both remedial or preventive and individual or systemic, can enable school psychologists to expand their role beyond special populations to serve students within the academic mainstream. It draws connections between the positive psychology movement, the nurturing of purpose in youth, and the benefits of service learning.

Curriculum And Instruction

Autor: P. Gayle Andrews
Publisher: BookBaby
ISBN: 1560902566
File Size: 77,62 MB
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This first volume in the series, Curriculum and Instruction: Selections from Research to Guide Practice in Middle Grades Education is comprised of the following chapters largely drawn from the original book’s section on academic excellence: -“Charting the Course of Curriculum Integration” by Mark Springer -“Differentiating Instruction as a Response to Academic Diversity” by Carol Ann Tomlinson -“Service-Learning: Connecting Curriculum to Community” by Katherine F. Thompson -“Technology in the Middle Grades Classroom” by Penny A. Bishop and John M. Downes -“Adolescent Literacies” by Donna Alvermann and David Moore -“Advancing Middle Grades Reform: Lessons Learned” by Gayle Andrews The chapters from Research to Guide Practice build on a tradition in middle grades education of synthesizing the best from the research literature in accessible and practical language. In keeping with that tradition, Volume 1 on curriculum and instruction will be a ready source of ideas to support improving young adolescents’ experiences in and out of school.

Youth Activism

Autor: Lonnie R. Sherrod
Publisher: Greenwood Publishing Group
ISBN: 9780313328138
File Size: 20,24 MB
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"If democratic societies are to survive as true democracies, they need citizens who are informed, concerned and active. How such citizens develop from childhood into adults is crucial information for educators, psychologists, young people, parents, politicians and many, many others. This watershed work fosters an understanding of the disparate activist youth groups internationally, as well as of the interdisciplinary research that explores this phenomena. With 185 entries, from chatrooms, to grassroots movements, from gangs and politics to Riot Grrls and Campus Crusade for Christ, this authoritative source brings insight and explanation to the history of youth activism as well as to its contemporary forms. First-person accounts from today's youth activists as well as adult activists illuminate the journey from young idealist to lifelong work. The major categories that frame this work are advocacy for social causes; adolescent and youth development; education; historical examples; media and internet influence and use; national examples of activism and social movement; organizations and programs; political context; postive youth development; social background factors, e.g., economic class, race, ethnicity, gender and culture; social relationships and networks; voices of activism; and youth culture."--Publisher's website.

A Glorious Revolution For Youth And Communities

Autor: George I. Whitehead III
Publisher: R&L Education
ISBN: 1607095963
File Size: 21,24 MB
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A Glorious Revolution integrates the ideas of service-learning, positive youth development, and model communities into a book with a comprehensive message about making communities more democratic. Specifically, the book argues that through service-learning an educator can teach higher-order thinking, such as information literacy, problem-solving, and critical and creative thinking. Educators learn how to teach each of these skills. The book also argues that service-learning fosters skills for career success. The book also introduces a new way to think about what constitutes a model community. The authors use current and classical research, books, and web sites on the topics presented in the book and employ examples of how different communities currently engage their young people. The end of each chapter includes exercises designed to foster critical thinking.

The Myth And Reality Of No Child Left Behind

Autor: Todd Alan Price
Publisher: University Press of Amer
ISBN: 9780761843146
File Size: 69,64 MB
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Students of education are aware of the story of public education, of legendary figures like Horace Mann riding from district to district trying to improve the American school by establishing a common school fund and developing teacher-training programs. Those who followed worked hard to broaden the mission and refine the institution. While advancing the distribution of textbooks, developing curriculum materials and employing testing tools, even as early as 1845, standardized testing was used to see if it all worked. Advocates used the Elementary and Secondary Education Act (ESEA) of 1965 to make accessible to all an education of worth for social advancement. Yet today's No Child Left Behind Act, signed in 2002 is, ironically so, a reform driven not by the advocates, but by public education's most ardent detractors. NCLB appears to be an attempt to change the public education system fundamentally, from the perspective that it is broken, its mission in need of radical revision.