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|Preparing Young Children for School
This practice guide, developed in conjunction with an expert panel, distills contemporary early childhood and preschool education research into seven easily comprehensible and practical recommendations. The guidance will help to prepare young children to benefit from the learning opportunities they will encounter in school.
|Service and Conservation Corps
Service and Conservation Corps engages young adults in full-time community service, job training, and educational activities. The program serves youth typically between the ages of 17 and 26 who have dropped out of school, been involved with the criminal justice system, or face other barriers to success. The WWC reviewed 23 studies that investigated the effects of Service and Conservation Corps. One study meets WWC evidence standards with reservations. This study included 626 at-risk youths primarily between ages 17-26 who participated in community service projects in California, Florida, New York, and Washington State. Based on this study, the WWC found Service and Conservation Corps to have no discernible effects on completing school for at-risk youth.
|Where Are They Now? A Description of 1992-93 Bachelor's Degree Recipients 10 Years Later
Using data from the 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03), this report provides an overview of the status of 1992–93 college graduates 10 years after graduation. The report presents highlights of these college graduates’ lives in 2003 in five areas—education after the bachelor’s degree, labor force participation, opinions about their undergraduate education, family status, and civic participation. In addition to presenting a basic profile of graduates’ lives in 2003, the report is also intended as a broad introduction to the kinds of data available in B&B:93/03. A table compendium with five sections corresponding to the five areas above provides additional detail about how graduate characteristics are associated with the highlighted outcomes as well as related experiences in each area. The estimates in this report represent about 1.2 million bachelor’s degree completers from 1992–93.
|Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study 1993/2003 Data Analysis System (DAS) On-line
The DAS contains data from the 2003 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:1993/2003). This study is the third follow-up of a national sample of students who completed bachelor degrees in academic year 1992-1993 and were first surveyed as part of the National Postsecondary Student Aid Study. This DAS allows users to conduct analyses on data gathered in this study while on-line via the web.
|1993/03 Baccalaureate and Beyond Longitudinal Study (B&B:93/03) Methodology Report
This report describes the procedures and results of the full-scale implementation of the B&B:93/03 study. Students who earned a bachelor's degree in 1992-93 were first interviewed in 1993 and then subsequently in 1994 and 1997. This is the final follow-up interview of the B&B:93 cohort, 10 years following completion of the bachelor's degree. The results of this study offer an opportunity to assess the value of a baccalaureate degree at a time when sample members are becoming established in their careers. Specific topics of interest include length of time to complete a baccalaureate degree, the pursuit of additional postsecondary education beyond a bachelor's degree, and employment outcomes.
|Statistics in Brief: Volunteer Service by Young People From High School Through Early Adulthood
This Statistics in Brief examines the patterns and characteristics of individual involvement in community service activities from high school through early adulthood. Using data from the National Education Longitudinal Study of 1988 (NELS:88), this Brief describes the characteristics of young adults who volunteered, when they volunteered, why they volunteered, and for which types of organizations they volunteered. Based on data from the NELS:88 1992 sample of 12th-grade students—who were asked about their high school volunteer service for the period 1990–92 and then re-interviewed in 1994 and again in 2000—this Brief also examines whether high school volunteer service was related to volunteering 2 years and 8 years after their scheduled high school graduation.
|National Student Service-Learning and Community Service Survey (FRSS 71): Public Use Data Files
This file contains data from a 1999 quick-response survey, "National Student Service-Learning and Community Service Survey" (FRSS 71). The survey was sent to principals at elementary and secondary public schools, who passed it along to the school official most knowledgeable about the types of programs in question. These officials were asked about policies, support, and funding for their school’s community service and service learning programs. Questions covered rates of student participation, presence of school policies requiring participation, reasons that schools encourage involvement, level of integration of service learning into the curriculum, program staffing, types of service-learning available to students, availability of support and professional development for teachers, presence of service-learning project evaluation measures, and sources of funding.
|Student Jobs and Volunteer Service
This article describes the 1998 NAEP civics assessment where 12th graders who participated in volunteer service had higher scores than those who did not do volunteer service. Also, 12th graders working 6-15 hours per week had higher scores than those students who either worked longer hours or did not work at all.
|Service-Learning and Community Service among 6th- through 12th Grade Students in the United States: 1996 and 1999
This Statistics in Brief examines reports by 6th- through 12th- grade students on community service participation, school practices that promote community service, and service-learning experiences, in relation to student and school characteristics. Results are compared across years using data from the 1996 National Household Education Survey (NHES:1996) and the 1999 National Household Education Survey (NHES:1999).
|Service-Learning and Community Service in K-12 Public Schools
Service-learning, discussed here in terms of incorporating community service experiences into students' school work, has long been viewed as a positive education reform option. Beginning in the 1970s, educators began paying more attention to this teaching option and the 1990s saw an array of initiatives to help promote the practice. To determine how extensive the practice is, NCES conducted the first national-level study of service-learning in America's K-12 public schools in the spring of 1999. Analysis of this study reveals a number of interesting results including the fact that roughly one-third of these schools have incorporated service-learning to some extent and that most of the schools that have service-learning provide teachers some sort of support to help them integrate service into their curriculum.
|Community Service Performed by High School Seniors (Education Policy Issues: Statistical Perspectives)
This brief provides information about the extent and nature of community service performed by students. A table presents percentages of high school seniors reporting any community service in the past two years by student characteristics and whether any of the service was required.
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