ERIC Number: ED180591
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1979-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
Community School Centers: A Report From EFL.
This book examines community school centers as a phenomenon of national importance to the coordinated delivery of social services, better use of public resources, and revitalization of community life. Chapter I outlines the issues which should be considered in planning community school centers, analyzes alternative strategies and solutions, and describes common pitfalls which may be encountered. Chapter II examines a variety of strategies that have been developed for managing community school centers and focuses on four aspects of management: setting up an organizational structure that establishes relationships among participants; making the structure work; managing the center's facilities; and funding the administration, programs, and maintenance. Chapter III examines the development and substance of the building program, issues related to site selection and development, and overall building design strategies. It also examines particularly important design details of which the programming committee and the architect should be aware. Motivation of constituent groups, planning for reuse, and methods of sharing space and administering centers in reused school space, are discussed in Chapter IV. Also included in this chapter are fifteen case studies covering a broad range of centers located in surplus school space. The final chapter is a compendium of resources on community school centers. It includes an annotated list of readings, organizations, and centers. (Author/MP)
Descriptors: Administration, Agency Cooperation, Building Design, Community Centers, Community Resources, Community Services, Financial Support, Organization, Planning, Program Development, School Community Relationship, School Space, Social Services, Space Utilization
Educational Facilities Laboratories, 850 Third Avenue, New York, NY 10022 ($5.00)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.
Authoring Institution: Educational Facilities Labs., Inc., New York, NY.