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This booklet depicts the thinking of state-level and local-level advocates and policymakers regarding the complementary nature of service learning and school-to-work and explains the benefits of linking the two strategies through partnerships. The similarities and differences between service learning and school-to-work are presented along with benefits of service learning and school-to-work alone and together. The implications of these similarities, differences, and benefits for policy, partnerships, and practice are discussed as well as policies facilitating linkage of service learning and school-to-work. The following broad rationales for linking service learning and school-to-work are identified: (1) both learning opportunities expose students to a wide variety of careers and illustrate how school-based learning relates to the skills and abilities required in the workplace; (2) both strategies provide opportunities for students to engage in multidisciplinary, project-based learning; and (3) because both strategies facilitate development of similar skills, their resources can be leveraged and combined to support a comprehensive initiative. A total of six project profiles--two illustrating how each of the three rationales are manifested at the state and local levels--are presented. Each profile includes a rationale; descriptions of key policies, partnerships, and practices; and a contact address. The bibliography lists 20 references. (MN)

Descriptors: Abstracts, Articulation (Education), Career Exploration, Comparative Analysis, Cooperative Planning, Education Work Relationship, Educational Benefits, Educational Cooperation, Educational Policy, Educational Practices, Educational Strategies, Guidelines, Interdisciplinary Approach, Linking Agents, Partnerships in Education, Postsecondary Education, Profiles, School Business Relationship, Secondary Education, Service Learning, Strategic Planning, Student Projects, Transitional Programs, Vocational Education

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Autor: Fein, Scott; Melnick, Sara


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