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Friday, July 18 • 1:30pm - 3:00pm
Using Service Learning to Enhance Attendance and Academic Achievement Among At-Risk Students LIMITED

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Research demonstrates that high-quality service learning has positive effects on students’ academic performance and school engagement. Students who are more civically engaged perform better in reading, mathematics, history, and science, and are more apt to complete high school. Studies have shown that students who participate in service learning make significant improvement in their academic endeavors (Davila & Mora, 2007). According to Bridgeland (2006), 81 percent of dropouts felt that they would have been more apt to stay in school if their school had offered real-world learning opportunities such as service-learning. Service learning programs offer a wide diversity of learning activities, skills learned, and expected student outcomes. However, the root (or success) of service learning programs lies in the fact that while students are providing service to the larger community, they are also learning (Bridgeland, 2006). This session will help participants explore possibilities for service learning in their classrooms.


Dr. Paulett Kenwood

Adjunct Professor, College of New Rochelle
Dr. Paulett Kenwood   (paulett1492@yahoo.com) has been an educator for over twenty years. She is currently working with the New York City Department of Education as a Reading Specialist and an Adjunct Professor at the College of New Rochelle, Graduate School of Education. She has... Read More →

Friday July 18, 2014 1:30pm - 3:00pm CDT

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