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1997

Service learning

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Civic Works, Inc. The Environmental And Pal After School Mentoring Teams - Final Evaluation Report, Allison H. Fine, Jim Baird May 1997

Civic Works, Inc. The Environmental And Pal After School Mentoring Teams - Final Evaluation Report, Allison H. Fine, Jim Baird

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Civic Works is a youth service corps program based in Baltimore, Maryland. The program operates a number of activities in which teams of corps members perform community service work in urban neighborhoods. Several of its teams are funded by AmeriCorps. Civic Works commissioned Innovation Network, Inc. (InnoNet) to design and conduct participatory assessment activities with two of its AmeriCorps service teams: the Environmental Team and PAL After School Mentoring Team.


Peer Tutoring And Mentoring Services For Disadvantaged Secondary School Students, M. Anne Powell May 1997

Peer Tutoring And Mentoring Services For Disadvantaged Secondary School Students, M. Anne Powell

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In 1988, the Congress enacted a one year demonstration program, the Secondary Schools Basic Skills Demonstration Assistance Program, aimed at improving the academic achievement of disadvantaged children with mentoring and peer tutoring services (Pringle, et. al., 1990). The evaluation report prepared upon the completion of this demonstration offers one of the most significant studies of school-based peer tutoring and mentoring in the nation.


Summer Of Service Leadership Academy & University Service Advocacy Fellowship Program: A Model Of Student Leadership In Service Learning At California State University, Monterey Bay, Service Learning Institute Jan 1997

Summer Of Service Leadership Academy & University Service Advocacy Fellowship Program: A Model Of Student Leadership In Service Learning At California State University, Monterey Bay, Service Learning Institute

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California State University, Monterey Bay (CSUMB) opened its doors to students in August 1995 with a commitment to service learning. In keeping with its vision statement which pledges to "enable students ... to cross institutional boundaries for innovative instruction ... and coordinated community service" (see Attachment !), this new public university requires all students to take service learning courses before graduating (see Attachment 2).


Welcome To The Tvi Service-Learning Program, Mary Prentice, Rudy M. Garcia Jan 1997

Welcome To The Tvi Service-Learning Program, Mary Prentice, Rudy M. Garcia

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We are delighted that you have agreed to participate in this exciting opportunity for TVI faculty and students to become involved in Service-Learning!

The concept of service-learning is not new, of course, but in the past decade, many higher education professionals have taken the lead in promoting this as an essential dimension of the college experience. Campus Compact, for example is a consortium of over 500 college presidents who have mandated integrating service programs into their institutions. Simultaneously, the American Association of Community Colleges has recently awarded 15 grants to community colleges to create Learn and Serve Program, to develop ...


Reading Together: California Campuses And Communities Connect Through America Reads, America Reads Jan 1997

Reading Together: California Campuses And Communities Connect Through America Reads, America Reads

Project Summaries

Reading Together provides an in-depth look at how America Reads is working in California. It describes how America Reads operates in schools and communities and offers insight into what makes for strikingly successful programs.

As the data and case studies show, America Reads programs are doing great things throughout this state. Since the spring of 1998, more than 9,300 California college students have worked as America Reads tutors in more than 900 schools. Because of America Reads, almost 25,000 California elementary school children have so far received the extra help they need to learn to read and their ...