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School Based Service Learning Projects and School Counseling Implications
The purpose of this review is to look at pervasive issues in today’s schools including lack of student engagement, over emphasis on standardized testing and inconsistent parent involvement. This review will look at factors that contribute to student’s academic success; student engagement, autonomy and instruction that places learning in context. Research supports the idea that service learning increases student engagement, parent involvement and provides students with hands on learning experiences in context helping them become more academically successful and prepared for real life experiences.
Keywords: service-learning, autonomy, emotional engagement, transformative learning
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