The Social Studies
Service learning is an integral part of social studies that aims to instill social responsibility among students. According to the National Longitudinal Study of 1988, a significant percentage of high school students participated in community work during the previous two years and that this involvement in community service was greatest in church or church-related groups. However, the survey showed that students favor diversity in their choice of community work and that social action is not their top priority. Furthennore, there is confusion about the difference between service and community learning.
Chapin, June R., "Is service learning a good idea? Data from the National Longitudinal Study of 1988." (1998). Service Learning, General. 120.