A Practical Guide to Service Learning
Strategies for Positive Development in Schools
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The ultimate goal for school psychologists, teachers, and other allied mental health and educational professionals is to ensure that all children are able to achieve academic success in the classroom. Still, a significant number of schoolchildren feel caught in an academic, social-emotional vortex that can be demoralizing, isolating, and disorienting. Some may be cognitively impaired. Others may simply be bored. Many are well-adjusted but overwhelmed with academic and extracurricular demands.
Ensuring that all students achieve their full academic potential is no small feat. Service learning – an experiential approach to education that involves students in meaningful, real-world activities – can advance social, emotional, and academic curricula goals while simultaneously benefiting the students and their communities. It supports character development by providing situations in the community in which caring, helping, and collaboration as well as sensitivity to culture and social justice issues become integral parts of the educative process.
A Practical Guide to Service Learning: Strategies for Positive Development in Schools is a valuable resource that:
School psychologists, counselors, allied educational and mental health practitioners – and anyone who works with children in schools – will find this volume a must-have reference.