Published Online: April 22, 2008
Published in Print: April 23, 2008, as Service Learning

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Service Learning

Engaged for Success: Service-Learning as a Tool for High-School-Dropout Prevention

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Service-learning programs could provide the kind of hands-on activities that bring relevance to classroom lessons and keep more students engaged in school longer, a reportRequires Adobe Acrobat Reader argues.

Students involved in service-learning programs report being more interested in their coursework and better motivated to do well in school, it says. Moreover, teachers report in surveys that students participating in service learning have improved attendance, while at-risk students not involved in service-learning programs said in focus groups that those activities seemed more interesting than their current classes.

See Also
For background, previous stories, and Web links, read Dropouts.

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