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Research,  March 14, 2006

Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship

"The Coalition for Community Schools releases new paper, Community-based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship."

"Students are bored. Research shows that as many as 60% of all students are disengaged from learning. A new study funded by the Gates Foundation, highlights disengagement as a key factor in the dropout rate. Community-based Learning addresses the problems of boredom and disengagement by involving students in real-world problem solving that is relevant and meaningful. This approach brings together a collection of teaching and learning strategies, including service learning, place-based education, environment-based education, civic education, work-based learning and academically-based community service. As highlighted in this paper, studies have shown that students who are involved in community-based learning show improved academic outcomes, including test scores, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as positive civic, moral, personal, social and work-related outcomes."

URL: http://www.communityschools.org/index.php?option=content&task=view&id=44&Itemid=49
Referred by: The Promising Practices in Afterschool (PPAS)
Posted by hchung on March 14, 2006 | Research
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