ERIC Number: ED413464
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1997-Nov
Developing Comprehensive Student Services Systems in Secondary Schools.
Matias, Zipura Burac; Maddy-Bernstein, Carolyn
This publication is designed to assist high school educators in developing a comprehensive student services system. Following a brief introduction, section 2 focuses on the common features of a comprehensive student services delivery system. It offers brief highlights of existing forms of comprehensive school-linked strategies such as family resource centers, community school programs, information and referral programs, and school-based and school-linked comprehensive health programs. Section 3 describes three initiatives that each offer their own unique approach for providing a comprehensive set of student services: Youth Fair Change School-to-Career Program, Manual and East High Schools, Denver; Oklahoma's Statewide Plan; and the Pennsylvania Initiative. The programs vary in scope and delivery and are in different stages of implementation. Section 4 is a guide to developing a comprehensive student services system. It outlines the five-step process in a way that allows the user to skip to those steps that seem most appropriate to his or her situation. The steps are as follows: (1) identify the need; (2) develop a vision; (3) identify resources; (4) make a plan; and (5) get down to the nitty-gritty. Each section in the publication contains questions and activities that will assist in the development process. Appendixes contain 10 references and the Office of Student Services Brief, "Improving Student Services in Secondary Schools," which should be used in conjunction with this publication. (YLB)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Information Services, Cooperative Planning, Demonstration Programs, Education Work Relationship, High Schools, Integrated Services, Needs Assessment, Program Development, Program Implementation, Referral, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Health Services, State Programs, Statewide Planning, Vocational Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Vocational and Adult Education (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research in Vocational Education, Berkeley, CA.