Shelley H. Billig

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Draft 2/28/00 " Only time will tell whether the current interest among politicians and educators in strengthening the service ethic of our nation's youth will be sustained or whether new priorities or the same old pressures for higher tests scores and improved basic skills will keep youth service on the fringes of the political and educational agenda. "(More)
If you were going on a weight loss diet, as so many of us have, you would ask a few hard questions about any program that a friend or physician asked you to try. First, you would want to know what the diet is (" Atkins? South Beach? What's that? ") Next, you would want to know if it works (" How much weight have people lost on that diet? Really?! ")(More)
America National Ser vice-Learning Clearinghouse. She leads several national and state research and evaluation projects to understand the impacts of ser vice-learning and to explore educational reforms, including closing the achievement gap and reconnecting disaffected youths. She also directs a training and technical assistance center for southwest states,(More)
The Hawaiian Studies Program (HSP) integrates the learning of Hawaiian culture with more traditional secondary curriculum in science, social studies, and English. Students also participate in weekly community service-learning sessions. Fifty-five HSP students and 29 peers (who were not involved in the program), completed a survey measuring: students'(More)
Corporation examines the impact of service-learning on civic engagement. The study finds that service-learning students score higher than comparison students on several outcomes, although most of the differences are not statistically significant. Service-learning students are significantly more likely to say they intend to vote and that they enjoy school.(More)
Difficulties experienced by mothers caring for a child with cystic fibrosis were assessed. Difficulties were categorized as: (1) developmental, which included tasks generic to all families (bedtimes, socialization, siblings and communication with others); and (2) illness, which were especially pertinent to the care of the child with cystic fibrosis(More)
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