Service-Learning Research

Research


National Study Shows Service-Learning Promotes Healthy Youth-Adult Transitions

SL: A Growing Trend

Sustaining Service-Learning

Shelley H. Billig's Using Evidence to Make the Case for Service-Learning as an Academic Achievement Intervention in K-12 Schools

Shelley H. Billig's Unpacking What Works in Service-Learning: Promising Research Based Practices to Improve Student Outcomes.

Shelley H. Billig's Lessons from Research on Teaching and Learning: Service-Learning as Effective Instruction .

National Service-Learning Clearinghouse's Toolkits K-12 Service-Learning Project Planning Toolkit.

Education Commission of the States Service-Learning Policies and Practices: A Research-Based Advocacy Paper .

National Youth Leadership Council (NYLC)
Growing to Greatness: The State of Service Learning Project is the first comprehensive, national study of the state of service-learning in kindergarten through 12th grade. It documents the unfolding story of service-learning, providing useful information to improve implementation, inform public policy, and give a clear picture of the many ways young people contribute to society.

What role does service-learning play in improving education?

Why do administrators support service-learning as a key element in school improvement?

Service-Learning Bibliographies available online at the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse

Fact Sheets from the Clearinghouse

Closing the achievement gap--relates to service-learning research
http://www.seer.org/pages/overview.htm


Websites


Research Matters
http://www.civicyouth.org/research/areas/serv_learn.htm
A collection of service-learning research papers and articles.

Impacts of Service-Learning on Participating K-12 Students
http://www.servicelearning.org/instant_info/fact_sheets/k-12_facts/impacts
The studies outlined in this article provide data on the academic, civic/citizenship, social/personal, and resilience impacts of service-learning on participating K-12 students.

National Service-Learning Partnership
http://www.service-learningpartnership.org/site/PageServer
This site provides links to a wide body of literature containing research on service-learning.


Publications

Furco, A. and Billig, S.H., Eds., Service-Learning: The Essence of the Pedagogy. Greenwich, CT: Information Age Publishing, 2002.

Furco, A. Service-learning in teacher education: An overview of the research. (with Susan Root). In Anderson, J. and Swick, K. Eds., Strengthening Service and Learning in Teacher Education. Washington, DC: American Association of Colleges for Teacher Education and the ERIC Clearinghouse on Teaching and Teacher Education, 2001.

Furco, A. Service-learning as education reform. In Gulati-Partee, G. & Finger, W., Eds., Critical Issues in K-12 Service-Learning. Raleigh: National Society for Experiential Education, 137-143, 1996. Furco, A. Service-learning: a balanced approach to experiential education. Expanding Boundaries: Serving and Learning. Washington, DC: Corporation for National Service, 2-6, 1996.




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