The School Administrator

August 2000Service in an Age of StandardsCan service learning fit when the stakes are high?

Features

  • Service Learning in an Age of Standards

    by TERRY L. PICKERAL AND JUDY BRAY

    Whether service can survive as a useful instructional tool may hinge on how it is assessed.

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  • The Effects of Service Learning

    by SHELLEY H. BILLIG

    Research on service learning finds that students who help others help themselves academically and socially. Shelley Billig is vice president of RMC Research, Denver, Colo.read more | purchase issue
  • Service as Systematic Reform

    by SHELDON H. BERMAN

    How the Hudson, Mass., district uses service learning as a long-term school improvement strategy. Sheldon Berman is the superintendent of the Hudson Public Schools, Hudson, Mass.read more | purchase issue
  • Costs and Benefits of Service Learning

    by ALAN MELCHIOR

    A national evaluation finds moderate costs with districtwide programs showing the lowest per-pupil expenses.read more | purchase issue
  • Community Service: Mandatory or Voluntary?

    by DIANE LOUPE

    School districts struggle to find the best approach for promoting service by students.read more | purchase issue
  • Community Connected Learning

    by ADRIA STEINBERG

    Jobs for the Future develops partnerships to ease student transitions into life beyond high school.read more | purchase issue

Profile

    Leland L. Dishman


    Superintendent, Franklin County School District, Carnesville, Ga.
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    Departments

    Focus

    Rallying Volunteers to Boost a Bond Referendum by GERALD STOTTS


    Superintendent, Wellston City Schools, Wellston, Ohio
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    Guest Column

    Lt. Columbo May Hold the Secret Answer by MARK V. JOYCE


    Executive director, New Hampshire School Administrators Association, Penacook, N.H.
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    Is the Test Score Gap Really Color–Based? by WILLIAM L. BAINBRIDGE


    President, SchoolMatch, Westerville, Ohio
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    Fallacies Worth Fighting by JOHN A. KAUFHOLD


    Associate professor of education, Texas A&M University-Kingsville, Department of Education, Kingsville, Texas
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    President’s Corner

    My Pledge of Performance by BENJAMIN O. CANADA


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    Executive Perspective

    A Sense of Direction in the True North by PAUL D. HOUSTON


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