ERIC Number: ED365449
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: 0
Partnerships: Sharing Responsibility for Children. Policy Briefs.
Because increasing numbers of children come to school with problems caused by poverty, divorce, drug use, and teenage pregnancy, schools may no longer be able to limit themselves solely to academic roles. This brief argues that schools, families, and communities need to work together to help children overcome the challenges that they face. It also recommends that policymakers, school staff, and parents should work together to improve: (1) child health, safety, and development; (2) home-school communications; (3) parent-school involvement; (4) home study; (5) site-based decision-making; and (6) school-community relationships. Supplements that review parental involvement initiatives, state-school collaborations, federal-state collaborations and specific state legislation in Kentucky, Tennessee, Virginia, and West Virginia are also included. (MDM)
Descriptors: At Risk Persons, Child Health, Child Welfare, Cooperative Programs, Early Childhood Education, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Role, Government School Relationship, High Risk Students, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Poverty, Program Descriptions, Responsibility, School Community Relationship, School Role, Socioeconomic Influences, State Legislation, State Programs
Appalachia Educational Laboratory, P.O. Box 1348, Charleston, WV 25325.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Appalachia Educational Lab., Charleston, WV. State Policy Program.
Identifiers: Appalachia; Kentucky; Tennessee; Virginia; West Virginia