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This paper reports first-year findings of a study that identified school-based-learning activities in Louisiana. The paper also describes experimental projects in operation and provides a curriculum framework for schools interested in initiating a service-learning project. Data were obtained from a survey of all school principals in 8 Louisiana parishes and 55 superintendents. A total of 248 surveys were mailed with 140 being returned for a response rate of 56.5%. Findings indicate that except for those programs funded by subgrants, there are currently not many true curricula school-based service-learning (CSBSL) programs in the state. CSBSL is any integration of curricula content and service to the community, through which course objectives are achieved simultaneously with true benefit being provided to one or more segments of the community. Guidelines for developing a CSBSL program are presented: (1) select a topic or theme; (2) select objectives in collaboration with the community; (3) plan activities based on student input; (4) establish time lines with regard to community and classroom considerations; (5) conduct activities; and (6) evaluate the program by eliciting responses from teachers, students, and the service receiver. Hypothetical uses of service-based learning in an elementary, middle, and high school are included. One figure illustrating the guideline model is included. Contains 19 references. (LMI)

Descriptors: Elementary Secondary Education, Outreach Programs, Public Service, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Service Learning, Social Responsibility, Student Participation

Autor: Rieck, William A.


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