Alameda County Board of Education and Alameda County Superintendent of Schools, Alameda, California
Joint Resolution No. 1591
Whereas, Service-Learning is a teaching pedagogy whereby students gain a better understanding of academic content by applying their skills and knowledge to benefit society; and
Whereas, the Board of Education and the Superintendent of Schools recognize the importance of teaching content and performance standards through experiential teaching strategies; and
Whereas, the challenge has never been greater for California communities and schools to develop effective means for developing civic responsibility among students; and
Whereas, parents, youth, government, business, social services, service organizations, religious institutions, media and the general public are urged to collaborate and partner with schools in order to meet important, unmet, community needs; and
Whereas, the State Superintendent of Public Instruction has challenged all California school districts to provide Service-Learning experiences for all students;
Now, therefore, be it resolved that the Alameda County Board of Education and the Alameda County Superintendent of Schools encourage all districts, schools, and community partners to adopt the use of the Service-Learning teaching strategy as means of educating towards standards, developing civic responsibility, and providing service in areas of authentic community needs.
Passed and adopted this 14th day of March 2000.