This is curated list of references selected by CASEL that is focused on the role of service learning and civic engagement in the promotion social and emotional learning (SEL).
Articles and Book Chapters
Celio, C. I., Durlak, J., & Dymnicki, A. (2011). A meta-analysis of the impact of service-learning on students. Journal of Experiential Education, 34(2), 164-181. View the article.
Chung, S., & McBride, A. M. (2015). Social and emotional learning in middle school curricula: A service learning model based on positive youth development. Children and Youth Services Review, 53, 192-200. Article available for purchase.
Flanagan, C. A. (2004). Volunteerism, leadership, political socialization, and civic engagement. Handbook of adolescent psychology, 2, 721-745. View the article.
Flanagan, C. A., & Christens, B. D. (2011). Youth civic development: Historical context and emerging issues. New Directions for Child and Adolescent Development, 2011(134), 1-9. View the article.
Metz, E., McLellan, J., & Youniss, J. (2003). Types of voluntary service and adolescents’ civic development. Journal of Adolescent Research, 18(2), 188-203. Article available for purchase.
Syvertsen, A. K., Wray‐Lake, L., Flanagan, C. A., Wayne Osgood, D., & Briddell, L. (2011). Thirty‐year trends in US adolescents’ civic engagement: A story of changing participation and educational differences. Journal of Research on Adolescence, 21(3), 586-594. Article available for purchase.
Youniss, J., Bales, S., Christmas‐Best, V., Diversi, M., Mclaughlin, M., & Silbereisen, R. (2002). Youth civic engagement in the twenty‐first century. Journal of research on adolescence, 12(1), 121-148. View the article.
Youniss, J., & Yates, M. (1997). Community service and social responsibility in youth. Chicago, IL: University of Chicago Press. Book available for purchase.
Atwell M., Bridgeland J., Manspile E. (2021) Ready to Engage: Perspectives of Teachers and Parents on Social and Emotional Learning and Service-Learning in America’s Public Schools. Civic with Hart Research Associates. View the report.
Fredericks, L. (2003). Making the case for social and emotional learning and service-learning. ECS Issue Brief. Education Commission of the States (NJ1). View the report.
Flanagan, C. A., & Faison, N. (2001). Youth civic development: Implications of research for social policy and programs. Social policy report, 15(1). View the brief.
Michelsen, E., Zaff, J. F., & Hair, E. C. (2002). Civic engagement programs and youth development: A synthesis. Washington, DC: Child Trends. View the brief.
Academy for Social-Emotional Learning in Schools (2019). Service learning. Retrieved from https://sel.cse.edu/tag/service-learning/ View the website.
American Psychological Association (2019). Civic engagement and service learning. Retrieved from https://www.apa.org/education/undergrad/research View the website.
Search Institute (2019). Civic development and service-learning. Retrieved from https://www.search-institute.org/our-research/youth-development-research/civic-development-service-learning/ View the website.
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