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Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation / Edition 1

Service Learning in Grades K-8: Experiential Learning That Builds Character and Motivation / Edition 1

by Katherine Thomsen, Shelley Billig


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ISBN-13: 9781412913430
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 09/28/2005
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Kate Thomsen is the Supervisor of Special Programs for Onondaga-Cortland-Madison Board of Cooperative Educational Services (BOCES), Syracuse, New York. She is also an Adjunct Instructor at Syracuse Univer­sity’s Graduate School of Education and Counseling. As part of her responsibilities, she supervises the programs of 40 coun­ selors in a school-based drug and alcohol abuse prevention program. She frequently offers workshops on resiliency and related topics. Kate is cofounder and cochair of a local coali­tion, Prevention Partners for Youth Development, which works to integrate youth development principles, especially resiliency and asset development, into all youth services in Onondaga County. A secondary English teacher with a master’s degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from Syracuse University and a CAS in Educational Administration from State University of New York at Oswego, she has spent her career working in both school and community agency settings. She draws on this experience to offer many ideas and examples for building resiliency in youth.

Table of Contents

About the Author
1. The Power of Service Learning
2. Research Into Practice
3. Turning Service Into Service Learning
4. Laying the Groundwork for Service Learning
5. Teambuilding and Reflection
6. Service-Learning Projects That Put Learning First
7. Service-Learning Projects That Put Service First
8. Sustaining Service Learning Efforts
9. Service Learning: What, So What, and Now What?
Appendix: Online Resources

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