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Service Learning and Improved Academic Achievement: The National Scene


by Madeleine M. Kunin 1997

We cannot be satisfied until we can provide an excellent education to every child in America. That is why the compelling evidence from schools and communities across the country about the educational benefits of service learning merits our serious attention. We must begin to concentrate on what works in one community and learn how to transplant it to another. It is often said that there is an answer to every problem somewhere in America. Our challenge is to make those answers available everywhere, and make success more the norm than the exception.


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol 96, No. 1.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 98 Number 5, 1997, p. 149-160
http://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18769, Date Accessed: 9/22/2017 8:19:52 PM

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  • Madeleine Kunin
    U.S. Department of Education
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    MADELEINE M. KUNIN was Deputy Secretary in the U.S. Department of Education when this chapter was prepared. She is currently the U.S. Ambassador to Switzerland.
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