ERIC Number: ED376574
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1994-Sep
Reference Count: N/A
Comprehensive Services in Arizona Schools: A Research and Planning Primer.
Vandegrift, Judith A.; And Others
In preparation for new federal legislation that promotes unprecedented levels of comprehensive planning and service integration at state and local levels, an analysis of state issues relevant to comprehensive service delivery is necessary. This paper examines such state issues, with a focus on Arizona's at-risk population, and presents a framework for comprehensive service delivery. It provides the rationale for such service delivery, summarizes the literature on research-based practices, illustrates district approaches to comprehensive service delivery, and sets forth guidelines for developing a comprehensive plan. System components of an effective plan are discussed in detail--student education, parent/family involvement, social/economic services, health services, and professional development. Five general principles underlie success: philosophy, people, processes, promising practices, and partners. Recommendations for developing comprehensive service delivery programs include the following: (1) build on existing information; (2) consolidate knowledge; and (3) think long-term. Contains 11 figures and over 250 references. Appendices contain information on Arizona practitioners' views and an illustration of a side-by-side program analysis. (LMI)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Community Services, Cooperative Planning, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Health Services, Professional Development, Public Schools, School Districts, Shared Resources and Services, Social Services, State Action, Student Needs, Systems Approach
Morrison Institute for Public Policy, School of Public Affairs, Arizona State University, Box 874405, Tempe, AZ 85287-4405.
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Arizona State Univ., Tempe. Morrison Inst. for Public Policy.
Identifiers - Location: Arizona