ERIC Number: ED369568
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
A Joint Enterprise with America's Families To Ensure Student Success.
Gerry, Martin H.
This report explores ways to implement ideas outlined by the Council of Chief State School Officers (CCSSO) in a November 1992 policy statement. The CCSSO statement called for joint action by state and local agencies to prepare students for productive employment, healthful lifestyles, knowledgeable and contributing citizenship, strong family formation, and other adult responsibilities. This report maintains that these goals cannot be achieved without a major overhaul of children and family services at the state and local level to make these services comprehensive and fully integrated. Any comprehensive system must focus on: (1) a structure of service integration; (2) a joint-enterprise type of collaboration among professionals and families; (3) a universal, neighborhood-based approach to service provision; (4) a holistic, family-centered, and multi-generational strategy; and (5) an enabling, responsive, and outcome-accountable management style. Two appendixes discuss the funding of various human services agencies and facts about children in poverty. (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, At Risk Persons, Change Strategies, Community Services, Cooperation, Daily Living Skills, Family Programs, Job Skills, Organizational Change, Poverty Programs, Public Policy, Social Services, State Agencies
Council of Chief State School Officers, One Massachusetts Avenue, N.W., Suite 700, Washington, DC 20001.
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council of Chief State School Officers, Washington, DC.