ERIC Number: ED347244
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992-Mar
Reference Count: N/A
Models for Integrating Human Services into the School.
Dolan, Lawrence J.
This report examines five models of school-based integrated human service programs to evaluate the effects of the programs in light of the growing support for and implementation of these programs. The study examined the following programs: (1) school-based health clinics in Baltimore (Maryland); (2) Success for All (an elementary school-level program at 35 sites nationwide); (3) the New Jersey School-Based Youth Services Program (human services); (4) the New Beginnings program in San Diego (California) providing health and social services; and (5) the Comer School Development Model based on the model developed by J. Comer. The study sought to document some of the characteristics of programs perceived to be effective and to outline some of the evaluation strategies that might lead toward increased understanding of the impact of these programs on the children and families they serve. The report describes each of the programs in detail. A section on lessons from successful programs lists the following seven components important to success: (1) collaborative planning; (2) ownership by the school; (3) principal's role; (4) case manager; (5) shared resources; (6) gradual phase-in; and (7) training and staff development. A section on evaluation issues notes the need for current data and the high burden of data collection as well as the resistance to evaluation of still developing programs. Included are 16 references. (JB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Counseling Services, Elementary Secondary Education, Evaluation Methods, Health Services, Integrated Activities, Models, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Social Services, Urban Schools
Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students, The Johns Hopkins University, 3505 North Charles Street, Baltimore, MD 21218.
Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Researchers; Practitioners
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center for Research on Effective Schooling for Disadvantaged Students, Baltimore, MD.
Identifiers - Location: New Jersey