ERIC Number: ED343751
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
School-Community Collaboration in a Rural Setting: Sources and Profiles. Knowledge Brief, Number Eight.
Hale, Sylvie van Heusden
This article provides resources for school-community collaboration to support at-risk students and their families in rural settings. Rural schools and their communities must work together efficiently and economically to counteract problems such as geographic isolation, shortage of resources, economic decline, lack of political power and difficulties associated with living in a modern society. The article describes five regional and national resource organizations that support school-community collaboration. It provides information on activities, services, contacts, and phone numbers. The article also outlines state efforts in California and Utah and describes eight collaborative programs within the Far West Laboratory Region. The Far West Laboratory serves Arizona, California, Nevada, and Utah in linking educators to share information, expertise, and innovative practices. It provides technical assistance to build local capacity for continued self-improvement. The program profiles illustrate that school-community collaboration should address both the needs of the children and the needs of the community. The last section contains an annotated bibliography of nine publications related to school-community collaboration. (LP)
Publication Type: Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Far West Lab. for Educational Research and Development, Berkeley, CA.
Identifiers: Arizona; California; Nevada; Utah