Wednesday, May 27, 2009

New Journal Now Available & Challenge Update

The National Service-Learning Partnership is pleased to announce the release of Information for Action: A Journal for Research on Service-Learning for Children and Youth, Volume I, Number 2. The Journal is a peer-reviewed publication that features relevant, methodologically sound studies of service-learning impacts and examples of innovative instruction written by experts, scholars, practitioners, and youth. The Journal is filled with important reports from a variety of perspectives and includes information that contributes to the growing literature on service-learning research. In it, you will find studies from collegiate researchers, practitioners, and youth. Volume I, Number 2 includes the following articles: Introduction ACADEMIC ARTICLES Service-Learning as Creative Productivity by Jane Newman and Larry Bailis Cultural-Based Service-Learning as a Transformative Learning Experience for Undergraduate Students and Community Recipients by Lori Simons, Elizabeth Williams, Nancy Hirshinger-Blank, Kimyette Willis, Cassandra Dry, Courtnery Floyd, and Brittany Russell PRACTITIONER ARTICLES Service-Learning: What Motivates K-12 Teachers to Participate In and Sustain Service-Learning Projects by Marjori M. Krebs, Ed.D Nuestros Ninos: Preparing Pre-Service Teachers to Educate Latino Migrant Children and Youth through Service-Learning by Run P. Viramontez Anguiano, Ph.D., CFLE, Jos P. Salinas, Ed.D., and Walter Garcia Kawamoto, Ph.D. YOUTH-LED ARTICLES Youth-Led Action Research, Planning & Evaluation (Youth REP): A Vehicle for Service-Learning and Community Change by Tee J. Tagor and Sergio Cuellar BOOK REVIEW Youth Participatory Evaluation: Strategies for Engaging Young People Reviewed by Robert Shumer BE A SOLUTION! Take the National Learn & Serve Challenge, October 5-11, 2009 It's time to gear up for the 2009 National Learn & Serve Challenge on October 5-11, 2009! Join your peers from around the country for a concentrated week of special events and community outreach activities designed to raise awareness and build support for service-learning. Here are two simple things you can do in five minutes or less: 1. Pre-register your group/school/organization for the 2009 Challenge. It's okay if you haven't finalized your plans for the Challenge. You can still pre-register to receive updates, tips, and materials to help you prepare for the fall. Pre-register by Thursday, May 28 and you will be eligible for a drawing for a $50 gift certificate for a pizza party, perfect for year-end reflection and celebrations. Accept the Challenge to Be a Solution and pre-register now. 2. Become a Proud Partner of the National Learn & Serve Challenge. Register as a partner. It takes less than 2 minutes to complete. For more information, contact the National Service-Learning Partnership at or 202-884-8982. Check out the 2009 National Learn & Serve Challenge on Facebook The Learn & Serve Challenge is a signature event of the National Service-Learning Partnership, made possible with support from State Farm Companies Foundation. Lead Organizing Partners include: SEANet -the State Education Agency K-12 Service-Learning Network, America's Promise Alliance, Camp Fire USA, Campus Compact, the National Service-Learning Clearinghouse, National Youth Leadership Council, and Youth Service America in collaboration with the Corporation for National and Community Service.

Christina Kwon Director of Member Engagement

National Service-Learning Partnership

Academy for Educational Development 1875 Connecticut Avenue, NW Washington, DC 20009 202.884.8982 (phone) 202.884.8422 (fax)

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