ERIC Number: ED340954
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991
Reference Count: N/A
Schools and the Community: A Necessary Partnership: A Guide to Interagency Collaboration.
Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
The problems facing students and families in Alberta, Canada, have been recognized as community problems that require community solutions. Interagency collaboration has become a necessity indicative of the changing times and the global focus on integration rather than isolation. Interagency collaboration is an arrangement in which agencies work together to enhance service delivery to clients. Students face problems which go beyond those traditionally considered to fall within the mandate of schools although these problems effect the performances of students. Consequently it is in the best interests of educators to work cooperatively with other agencies to solve problems. Many types of interagency collaboration can be identified. Often two or more are incorporated in a service delivery model. These types of interagency collaboration include: referral and followup; information sharing and networking; case consultation; client teams; shared location; staff loan; joint training; purchase of service contracts; joint policies and procedures; joint intake and assessment; materials exchange; joint planning; joint program design, operation, and evaluation; and joint funding. The successful development and implementation of a collaborative model depends on a well thought out, systematic strategy. These steps are usually involved: (1) know your organization; (2) identify needs; (3) identify resources; (4) establish/solidify partnerships; (5) formulate goals and objectives; (6) develop an action plan; and (6) evaluate. (Survey forms and a bibliography are included.) (ABL)
Publication Type: Guides - General; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Alberta Dept. of Education, Edmonton. Education Response Centre.
Identifiers - Location: Canada