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ERIC Number: ED369482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993-Sep
Pages: 23
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Community of the Twenty-First Century.
Tregenza, Ann
This paper discusses the "School of the Twenty-First Century" concept and its implementation in three schools in Knowsley, Merseyside, England. The "School of the Twenty-First Century" idea was first promulgated in 1987, by Edward Zigler of the Bush Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University. The "Community of the Twenty-First Century" was established in September 1992 by three schools in Knowsley that wanted to anchor schools within the local community and bring together all the providers and users of services within the community. It calls for the integration of comprehensive family services, including child care, into public schools, thereby making such services affordable and available to all families. In 1992, this concept was established by three schools in Knowsley that wanted to anchor schools within the local community and bring together all the providers and users of services within this predominantly low-income community. The main components of the Knowsley project are a family center, coordination with various service providers, and community involvement. Planned activities include: (1) before- and after-school care for school-age children; (2) preschool child care; (3) a parent support and information group; (4) holiday care; (5) neighborhood day care networks; (6) information and referral services; (7) outreach services; and (8) support and training for care providers. A vision statement, development plan, assessment procedures, and training goals are also discussed. A copy of the Bush Center's School of the Twenty-First Century program description is appended. (MDM)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom (England)