ERIC Number: ED349129
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Integrating Community Services. Guidebook 8. Schools That Work: The Research Advantage.
North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; Clearinghouse for Service Integration, New York, NY. Study Group on School-Linked Integrated Services.
A series of eight videoconferences was designed to help educational professionals improve schools by applying knowledge gained from research. During the videoconference programs, which are transmitted by satellite to facilities with receiving capacity, viewers can interact by telephone with the program presenters. Each program covers a specific topic and each has a "content partner" (a learning center, institute, teachers' association or other group) that supplies expertise in the program area. The format of the program involves the presentation of two stories depicting classrooms or communities that have successfully integrated research with practice, and a question-and-answer session with the studio audience and remote viewers. In this document, a review of research on collaboration among social service agencies is followed by an overview of the eighth program in the series, which covers the topic of integrating community services. The first story in the program describes interagency collaborative efforts in Fulton County, Kentucky. The second story describes an interagency collaboration in South Bend, Indiana, in which an array of human development programs are integrated in a public housing complex. A series of follow-up activities relevant to the topic of collaboration among social service agencies is described. Additional materials include biographical information on videoconference participants, a list of resources on collaboration of social services, a glossary of terms, a reference list of 23 items, and a form for evaluating the videoconference series. (BC)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Programs, Coordination, Elementary Secondary Education, Program Evaluation, School Readiness, Social Services
Publications Department, North Central Regional Educational Laboratory, 1900 Spring Road, Suite 300, Oak Brook, IL 60521-1480 (Videotape and guidebook, $25.00).
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Department of Health and Human Services, Washington, DC.; Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: North Central Regional Educational Lab., Oak Brook, IL.; Public Broadcasting Service, Washington, DC. PBS Elementary/Secondary Service.; Clearinghouse for Service Integration, New York, NY. Study Group on School-Linked Integrated Services.