The purpose of this white paper is to provide a set of recommendations for advancing service-learning in California's Teacher Education programs. The recommendations are based on the findings from a three-year study conducted by UC Berkeley's Service-Learning Research & Development Center (SLRDC). This paper reports on the viability of various approaches for advancing K-12 service-learning in teacher education, identifies institutional barriers that hinder the advancement of service-learning in teacher education, and describes successful approaches that institutions have used to advance service-learning in teacher education. The recommendations provided in this paper are intended to inform the California Department of Education and other state departments of education about best practices for advancing the incorporation of service-learning in teacher education.
Furco, Andrew and Ammon, Mary Sue, "Highlights from Service-Learning in California's Teacher Education Programs: A White Paper" (2000). Service Learning, General. 155.