ERIC Number: ED381587
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1993
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Community School: A Revolutionary Design in Public Education.
Children's Aid Society, New York, NY.
This manual provides a detailed outline of the collaborative efforts between the New York City Public Schools, the city's Community School District 6, and community-based partners to develop a community school in the northern Manhattan neighborhood of Washington Heights. The community school would be an integral part of the community and contain all health and welfare services of a large social service agency under one roof of the public school. It describes the steps taken to reach program goals, some of the obstacles encountered, and the overall philosophy that inspired the effort. Chapters describe how to conduct an assessment of community needs and the matching of services to meet these needs, review the key ingredients within a community school philosophy, explain ways of overcoming conflicts with existing groups and institutions in the area, and explore how to locate adequate funding to support the program. The report concludes with suggestions on the first steps that need to be taken to start a community school. Contains a list of other resources and 13 items for suggested readings. (CM)
Descriptors: Community Schools, Economically Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Neighborhood Schools, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, Program Implementation, Public Education, Public Schools, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, Urban Schools
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Edna McConnell Clark Foundation, New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Children's Aid Society, New York, NY.