Report Roundup

Service Learning

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

Article Tools
  • PrintPrinter-Friendly
  • EmailEmail Article
  • ReprintReprints
  • CommentsComments

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.

Vol. 27, Issue 34, Page 5

Published in Print: April 23, 2008, as Service Learning
Notice: We recently upgraded our comments. (Learn more here.) If you are logged in as a subscriber or registered user and already have a Display Name on, you can post comments. If you do not already have a Display Name, please create one here.
Ground Rules for Posting
We encourage lively debate, but please be respectful of others. Profanity and personal attacks are prohibited. By commenting, you are agreeing to abide by our user agreement.
All comments are public.

Back to Top Back to Top

Most Popular Stories