The Book

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Of the People, By the People, For the People
A National K-12 Service Learning Initiative

Author Sandy McKane’s research into service learning over the past ten years has culminated in a comprehensive outline of what it would look like to implement a national K-12 service learning initiative in our school system. Her book, “Of The People, By The People, For The People: A National K-12 Service Learning Initiative,” makes the case for why including the youngest Americans in leadership roles will have short- and long-term effects on our global community.

The book, available for purchase, can be read in its entirety online, in the subsequent pages.

Contents

Foreword by Senator James L Seward

Acknowledgments

Introduction 

Part One: “Of the People”

A Plethora of Outstanding Projects

Service Learning: The Inclusion of Our Children

Food2Share: A Service Learning Project

Part Two: “By the People” 

A National K-12 Service Curriculum

K-12 Service Learning Outline

Specific Models in Specific Grades

K-12 Snapshot

Kindergarten: Caring for Animals

First Grade: Hospital Dolls

Second Grade: Violence Intervention Safe House Gift Bags

Third Grade: Sister City – A Global Service Learning Component

Fourth Grade: Disabilities Awareness

Fifth Grade: Food2Share

Sixth Grade: Recycling and Zero Waste

Grades: Seven through Twelve

A K-12 Service Learning Journal

Part Three: “For the People”

Sustainability

Project Originators

Schools at the Center of Our Communities

The Curriculum

Simple Entry Models

National and Community Checklists

Incorporating New Information and Projects

One Central Office

Funding

The Logic of Starting Young

A Common Heritage of Civic Engagement

Moving Forward

The Quest to Realize the K-12 Service Initiative

Addendum

One thought on “The Book

  1. THIS IS AN OUTSTANDING BOOK! MS. SANDY MCKANE HAS CREATED A LOCAL, STATE, NATIONAL AND INTERNATIONAL BLUEPRINT ON WHY AND HOW TO ESTABLISH “A NATIONAL K – 12 SERVICE INITIATIVE”. AFTER MORE THAN A DECADE OF INTENSIVE RESEARCH AND DEVELOPMENT, SHE HAS DEMONSTRATED, BY SUCCESSFUL SERVICE EXAMPLES AND EXPERT INFORMATION, THE TRUE SERVICE ESSENCE FOR:
    “OF THE PEOPLE, BY THE PEOPLE, FOR THE PEOPLE”.

    I HAVE READ THIS POWERFUL AND ENLIGHTENING BOOK SEVERAL TIMES. AND EACH READING HAS GIVEN ME GREATER INSIGHT ON THE MYRIAD NEEDS FOR IMPLEMENTING THE ACTION STEPS CLEARLY PRESENTED IN THIS SERVICE INITIATIVE PRIMER. WITHOUT QUESTION, I RECOMMEND STRONGLY THIS PRAGMATIC GUIDE –
    RESEARCHED AND WRITTEN WITH HIGHEST ACADEMIC QUALITY – FOR ADOPTION IN
    THE EDUCATION CURRICULA/CURRICULUM OF ALL/EACH PUBLIC AND PRIVATE COLLEGE/UNIVERSITY IN THE UNITED STATES….AS WELL AS SIMILAR GLOBAL EDUCATIONAL TRAINING FOR SERVICE INITIATIVES.

    Robert S. Morrissey, Ed.D.
    Dean Emeritus of Graduate Studies And Research
    State University of New York at Oneonta
    Oneonta, NY 13820-1437

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Contact

Questions? E-mail the author at sandymckane [at] gmail [dot] com.
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