ERIC Number: ED343264
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1991-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Social Services and Schools: Building Collaboration That Works.
Liontos, Lynn Balster
OSSC Bulletin, v35 n3 Nov 1991
Public schools and social service agencies often serve the same clients and have some of the same goals. To achieve many of the goals that each sector is placing on its own reform agenda, complementary action is a must. For this publication, 13 interviews were conducted with both educators and social workers who have gained experience with the tasks of initiating, leading, and building support for collaboration. Their ideas and advice are intended to serve as a guide for all who are presently involved in collaboration between schools and social services or who want to begin such relationships. Chapter 1 looks at the first question many schools or agencies ask about collaboration: "Whose responsibility is it?" Perhaps the central part of the collaborative process is determining how to go about establishing relationships between schools and agencies, which is the subject of chapter 2. Chapter 3 deals with the fears and problems that can arise in collaboration and how these barriers can be overcome. Chapter 4 addresses leadership, ownership, and responsibility, and examines how these three areas are linked. A list of the persons interviewed is appended. (21 references) (MLF)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Change Strategies, Elementary Secondary Education, High Risk Students, Leadership Responsibility, Public Schools, Resistance to Change, School Community Relationship, School Districts, School Responsibility, Social Services, Student Needs, Student Problems
Oregon School Study Council, University of Oregon, 1787 Agate Street, Eugene, OR 97403 ($6.00 prepaid; $2.00 postage and handling on billed orders).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: Oregon School Study Council, Eugene.