Teaching Exceptional Children
• Can service learning provide a structure for students to access skills that will transition into future community living success?
• Can students with emotional or behavioral disorders work successfully with a community-based partner to implement projects that meet community needs?
• Can these students realize the connection between community needs and their classroom academic activities?
• Can students with emotional or behavioral disorders develop a sense of caring not only for themselves, but for others?
Read this article to find answers to these questions regarding the efficacy of service learning for students with emotional or behavioral disorders (see box, "What Does the Literature Say?"). Given the educational needs of such students, service learning appears to be a viable structure to pursue in the provision of best-practice programming.
Frey, Laura M., "Abundant Beautification: An Effective Service-Learning Project for Students With Emotional or Behavioral Disorders" (2003). Disabilities. 7.
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