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The Complete Guide to Service Learning: Proven, Practical Ways to Engage Students in Civic Responsibility, Academic Curriculum, & Social Action / Edition 2

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Overview


This project-based guide is a blueprint for service learning—from getting started to assessing the experience—and integrates the K–12 Service-Learning Standards for Quality Practice. It provides ideas for incorporating literacy into service learning and suggestions for creating a culture of service. An award-winning treasury of activities, ideas, annotated book recommendations, author interviews, and expert essays—all presented within a curricular context and organized by theme. Digital Content contains all of the planning and tracking forms from the book plus bonus service learning plans, and more.
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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher

"The Complete Guide to Service Learning has been my go-to resource for sharing ideas with our partner organizations and with anyone who says, “Tell me about service learning.” Rich in information, ideas, and practical suggestions, this guide inspires and reminds me how important our youth are and what valuable contributors they can be. Cathryn’s book brings learning and service to life."—Elaine Leibsohn, America’s Promise Alliance

Youth Today
"An informative book for those interested in creating or overseeing service-learning programs."
Voice of Youth Advocates
"A wonderful step-by-step guide with handy tips and practical advice. An outstanding resource, a must-have."
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781575423456
  • Publisher: Free Spirit Publishing, Inc.
  • Publication date: 3/18/2010
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 256
  • Sales rank: 264,238
  • Age range: 5 - 17 Years
  • Product dimensions: 8.40 (w) x 10.70 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author


Cathryn Berger Kaye, M.A., is a former classroom teacher and is now a National and International Service Learning Consultant. She works with state departments of education, university faculty and students, school districts, and classroom teachers on a variety of education issues such as service learning, student leadership, and respectful school communities. A sought-after speaker, she lives in Los Angeles, California.
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Table of Contents

List of Reproducibles

CD-ROM Contents

Foreword A Word from the Author

About This Second Edition

Introduction

PART ONE. The Service Learning Handbook

Chapter 1. What Is Service Learning?

A Definition of Service Learning
Before You Start: Frequently Asked Questions
What Makes Service Learning Successful?
The Process of Service Learning: The Big Picture
An Example of Putting It All Together:
Service Learning Meets the Canned Food 21Drive
What Next?

Chapter 2. A Blueprint for Service Learning
Getting Started: A Blueprint
Beyond the Basics: Advancing Your Service Learning Practice
Going Global
Curve Balls and Stumbling Blocks in Service Learning

Chapter 3. The Theme Chapters and the Service Learning Bookshelf
Getting Oriented: About the Thematic Chapters
About the Service Learning Bookshelf
What’s on the Shelf? Features of the
Service Learning Bookshelf
Using the Service Learning Bookshelf

PART TWO. Service Learning Themes

Chapter 4. AIDS Education and Awareness
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving AIDS Education and Awareness
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The AIDS Education and Awareness Bookshelf

Chapter 5. Animal Protection and Care
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Animal Protection and Care
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Animal Protection and Care Bookshelf

Chapter 6. Elders
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Elders
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action The Elders Bookshelf

Chapter 7. Emergency Readiness
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Emergency Readiness
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Emergency Readiness Bookshelf

Chapter 8. The Environment
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving the Environment
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Environment Bookshelf

Chapter 9. Gardening
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Gardening
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Gardening Bookshelf
Chapter 10. Healthy Lives, Healthy Choices
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Healthy Lives, Healthy Choices
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Healthy Lives, Healthy Choices Bookshelf

Chapter 11. Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Hunger, Homelessness, and Poverty Bookshelf

Chapter 12. Immigrants
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Immigrants
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Immigrants Bookshelf

Chapter 13. Literacy
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Literacy
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Literacy Bookshelf

Chapter 14. Safe and Strong Communities
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Safe and Strong Communities
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Safe and Strong Communities Bookshelf

Chapter 15. Social Change: Issues and Action
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Social Change: Issues and Action
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Social Change: Issues and Action Bookshelf
Chapter 16. Special Needs and Disabilities
Preparation: Getting Ready for Service Learning
Involving Special Needs and Disabilities
Making Connections Across the Curriculum
Service Learning Scenarios: Ideas for Action
The Special Needs and Disabilities Bookshelf

PART THREE. A Culture of Service

Chapter 17. Creating a Culture of Service
Why a Culture of Service Learning?
Growing Service Learning at Your School

An Author’s Reflection

Resources

Index

About the Author

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