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This document lists those guides in our collection which are most pertinent to service-learning. Each citation provides bibliographic information, an indication of the type of guide, a program grade level, and the source or sources where the guide can be obtained. If an abstract was available from the ERIC database or the author it is included. The next edition of this document will include a greater number of abstracts as our staff continues to abstract and index materials. The guides included in this document meet the following criteria:

  1. NSLCC has a copy of the resource on hand for reference by staff members and for cataloging purposes.
  2. The resource provides practical or instructive information which can be applied to other situations, and therefore, is classified as a guide.
  3. The resource's format is print rather than video.
  4. The guide as a whole, or in part, directly discusses service-learning.
  5. The resource can currently be obtained either from the party responsible for producing it or from a secondary source such as a document delivery service.

The NSLCC database contains records about other guides and media resources which are not included in this document. Guides which have not been included because they do not directly discuss service-learning, but do cover closely related topics such as "dropout prevention" or "social action" may be very useful. We can search the database individually to locate additional titles which meet specific purposes. Please call our toll-free number to request a search tailored to individual needs.

The type of guide is assigned as follows: Program Development Guides are the most comprehensive, containing information about one or more administrative topics as well as information about curriculum and/or service activities. An Administrative Guide contains information about several administrative topics. Within this type there are several Administrative types which are more specific: - Collaboration, - Funding, - Legal Requirements, - Staffing or Training, and - Program Evaluation. A Content Development Guide assists in developing curriculum and service activities but does not include administrative topics. Two specific Content types focus on particular aspects of content development: - Curriculum, and - Service Activities.

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