ERIC Number: ED415327
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Revisiting the School of the Future: The Evolution of a School-Based Services Project.
Iscoe, Louise K.; Keir, Scott S.
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health created the School of the Future (SoF) project to enable selected Texas schools to coordinate and implement school-based social and health services on their campuses and to demonstrate the effectiveness of this method of service delivery by evaluating the project. This report documents the evolution of the SoF project, focusing on the four sites 2 years after the end of the initial 5-year funding, looking at the various ways the project has continued after the demonstration program came to an end. It also describes how the four sites looked at different stages: the end of the start-up, the end of the funding period, and 2 years later. Demonstration sites were: (1) two schools in Austin; (2) two elementary and one middle school in Dallas; (3) two elementary and one middle school in Houston; and (4) two elementary and one middle school in San Antonio. All the schools were urban and in high-poverty areas with concentrations of minority students. Services offered and site characteristics differed in the four cities. All projects have continued in new forms, in programs built on the concepts and strategies of the original model. These communities did not replicate the original SoF program, but all credit it with providing the basic ideas for the new efforts and guidance in getting them started. The success of the initiatives in all four cities is credited to substantial funding, flexibility of design, community participation, long-term commitment, and supportive personnel. (Contains five tables.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Ancillary School Services, Community Involvement, Delivery Systems, Demonstration Programs, Elementary Education, Elementary Schools, Financial Support, Junior High Schools, Middle Schools, Minority Groups, Program Development, Program Evaluation, Program Implementation, Urban Areas, Urban Schools
The Hogg Foundation for Mental Health, c/o Publications Office, The University of Texas, P.O. Box 7998, Austin, TX 78713-7998; phone: 512-471-5041; fax: 512-471-9608.
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Texas Univ., Austin. Hogg Foundation for Mental Health.
Identifiers - Location: Texas