ERIC Number: ED383710
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
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School-Community Connections: Exploring Issues for Research and Practice. First Edition. The Jossey-Bass Education Series.
Rigsby, Leo C., Ed.; And Others
This book aims to understand school-community connections and the most effective ways to mobilize school and community resources in the service of children and youth; and to understand the complexities of communication and exchange of information, both across disciplines and across professional boundaries of service responsibilities. Nineteen chapters are organized as follows: (1) "Introduction: The Need for New Strategies" (L. C. Rigsby); (2) "Collaboration To Improve Education and Children's Services: Politics and Policy Making" (M. W. Kirst and C. Kelley); (3) "Commentary: Renewing Familial and Democratic Commitments" (E. W. Gordon); (4) "Commentary: Local Partnerships as the Source of Innovative Policy" (W. H. Holtzman); (5) "Obstacles to Success in Educational Collaborations" (B. Gray); (6) "A Communication Perspective" on Interorganizational Cooperation and Inner-City Education" (E. M. Eisenberg); (7) "Integration of Services for Children: A Political Economy of Institutions Perspective" (R. L. Crowson and W. L. Boyd); (8) "Commentary: The Case for Assessing Intermediate Outcomes" (M. K. Grady); (9) "Commentary: On Building Trusting and Mutually Beneficial Partnerships" (C. B. Truesdell); (10) "The Macroecology of Educational Outcomes" (D. W. Bartelt; (11) "Ecological Embeddedness of Educational Processes and Outcomes" (W. L. Yancey and S. J. Saporito); (12) "The Complex World of an Embedded Institution: Schools and Their Constituent Publics" (A. Peshkin); (13) "Commentary: Breaking the Cycle of Causation" (S. F. Redding); (14) "Commentary: Collaboration and Family Empowerment as Strategies To Achieve Comprehensive Services" (D. Davies); (15) "The Effectiveness of Collaborative School-Linked Services" (M. C. Wang, G. D. Haertel, and H. J. Walberg); (16) "The School of the Future: Implementation Issues in a School-Community Connection" (H. H. Arvey and A. Tijerina); (17) "Slipping through the Cracks: The Education of Homeless Children" (R. A. Mickelson, M. G. Yon, and I. Carlton-LaNey); (18) "An Evaluation of Family Support and Integrated Services in Six Elementary Schools" (L. J. Dolan); and (19) "Commentary: Lessons Learned about Integrating Services" (A. Zetlin). (LL)
Descriptors: Delivery Systems, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Services, Organizational Communication, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, School Community Relationship, Shared Resources and Services, Social Environment, Strategic Planning
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Note: The chapters in this volume were originally presented at a conference, entitled "School-Community Connections: Exploring Issues for Research and Practice," sponsored by the National Center on Education in the Inner Cities (CEIC) in collaboration with the National Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning.