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Community-Based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship

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The Coalition for Community Schools released a report called Community-based Learning: Engaging Students for Success and Citizenship. It highlights the value of the community-based learning approach to improving academic outcomes, including test scores, attendance rates, and graduation rates, as well as civic, moral, personal, social, and work-related outcomes. Research shows that as many as 60% of all students are disengaged from learning and that this is a key factor in the dropout rate. How... More
Material Type: Reference Material
Technical Format: PDF
Date Added to MERLOT: March 08, 2006
Date Modified in MERLOT: February 09, 2014
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Avatar for Velda Arnaud
3 years ago

Velda Arnaud (Faculty)

This is a good report for concepts and a historical background. The report is now five years old, so it is a little out of date, and there are newer resources available online.  The resources used are good, and some of those reports would be useful in research.

Time spent reviewing site: 15 mins.

Avatar for Sam Martin
4 years ago

Sam Martin (Faculty)

This is a web page that links to the pdf of a white paper supporting community-based learning. It is well-written and is substantiated with references. While not an easy read, it covers important topics, such as keeping students engaged in learning.
Time spent reviewing site: Roughly 20 minutes.