ERIC Number: ED385899
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Apr
Full Service Schools: Schools and Community-Based Organizations Finally Get Together To Address the Crisis in Disadvantaged Communities.
Dryfoos, Joy G.
"Full-service schools" present opportunities for communities to construct solutions at the local level that unite people and resources in times of stress. Among these schools are school-based health centers, youth-service centers, family-resource centers, Beacons/lighted schoolhouses, and community schools. They share the provision of community agencies in school buildings with the goal of creating comprehensive, one-stop educational and service centers. This paper describes different kinds of school-based initiatives across the United States and presents preliminary research findings on their effects. The paper also discusses the issues of governance, territorial concerns, community resistance, and funding. Suggestions for evaluating school-based programs, such as outcomes research and demonstration models, are offered. One figure is included. (LMI)
Publication Type: Speeches/Meeting Papers; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (San Francisco, CA, April 18-22, 1995).