Title

Effects of Service Learning on Young, Gifted Adolescents and Their Community

Department

Secondary and Middle Grades Education

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

Fall 2003

Abstract

This study examines the effects of the Community Action service learning project, part of the Learn and Serve America program, on gifted adolescents and their community. Using a case study design, the author investigates this service learning project grounded in creative problem solving. The importance of service learning to the participants is highlighted in the following themes that emerged from the data: instructional methodology, student development, attitudes, empowerment, commitment, and effects of celebration. A service learning typology based on levels of service and learning is referenced. The author examines connections to the Future Problem Solving Program and discusses the implications for further research, the education of the gifted, and the community.

Journal

Gifted Child Quarterly

Journal ISSN

0016-9862

Volume

47

Issue

4

First Page

295

Last Page

308

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

10.1177/001698620304700406