ERIC Number: ED346552
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1991
Beyond the Schools: How Schools & Communities Must Collaborate To Solve the Problems Facing America's Youth.
Hodgkinson, Harold L.; And Others
Strategies for developing school/community collaboration to solve the problems facing America's youth are presented in this booklet. Part I, section 1 reviews the conditions that place students at risk, conditions engendered by changes in the family and ethnic distribution and insufficient spending for education. The second section of part I presents arguments for education as the best defense against crime and poverty. Two conclusions are that America's children are a truly endangered species and that socioeconomic problems of at-risk students must be addressed. The second part of the booklet highlights 10 holistic strategies for educational improvement developed by the National School Boards Association and the American Association of School Administrators. A rationale and starting point are described for each of the following strategies: focus on children; establish collaboration among school boards, administrators, teachers, community leaders, and governmental institutions at the federal, state, and local levels; involve parents and other adult volunteers; offer parent education program in every school; renew the school curriculum; ensure equal and ready access to high quality education; provide early childhood education and child care programs; attract quality educators with emphasis on minorities; demand adequate funding; and help immigrant assimilation into the mainstream. (7 references) (LMI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Child Welfare, Community Cooperation, Educational Cooperation, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Role of Education, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services
American Association of School Administrators, 1801 North Moore Street, Arlington, VA 22209 (Stock No. 021-00313).
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: American Association of School Administrators, Arlington, VA.; National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA.
Note: Occasional use of colored ink in the original may not reproduce well in paper copy.