By Dr. Lily Driskill
This study describes community service and service-learning in member schools of the Center for Spiritual and Ethical Education (CSEE). One hundred and seventy schools participated in the study, and more than 98% of those schools participated in community service. More than half the schools reported student participation rates above 91%. Service-learning was confirmed by 64.7% of respondents. The study investigated what service activities were performed, why school administrators encouraged community service and service-learning, how programs were organized, and what factors were believed to facilitate or hinder successful service initiatives. Growth was reported for both community service and service-learning between 2004-05 and 2009-10. Although overall participation was larger for community service, growth was reported more frequently for service-learning. CSEE schools surpass the public school movement to integrate service-learning into curriculum.
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[Community Service / Service Learning]