ERIC Number: ED350779
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992
Reference Count: N/A
Community/School Partnerships. Stay in School Initiatives, Book 2.
Neufeld, G. Ronald
This publication, the second in a series of three monographs on solutions to the dropout problem in Canada, adopts the view that the "cracks" in human services systems could be "mortared" at the level of local schools with services and programs that include academic, social, emotional, and vocational elements. The monograph acknowledges that schools and teachers are second in importance only to home and parents in the development of children and youth and recognizes that schools and teachers alone cannot offer the broad range of educational and social services that students need. It identifies the need for coordination of services and collaboration between education and other organizations as a top priority. The monograph also identifies potential partners in education; suggests procedures and strategies to recruit and involve the community in schools; and outlines possible roles and functions for individuals and interest groups in the community, such as school boards, teachers, business/industry, media, and universities. (JDD)
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Canadian Council for Exceptional Children, Kingston (Ontario).