ERIC Number: ED419072
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1998
Lessons Learned about Integrating Services. Publication Series No. 4.
Zetlin, Andrea G.
A popular model for strengthening family/school/community connections is through the school-based integrated service models described in this compendium. These programs, referred to as extended schools programs, must include family growth and development as a primary aim. A great deal can be learned from early efforts to implement such programs, and these lessons are: (1) quality leadership is essential; (2) the commitment of the parties involved to garnering parent involvement in planning and implementation must be honored; (3) ensure policies and practices are culturally compatible; (4) long-term commitments to program development must be made; (5) basic logistics must not be overlooked; (6) models should vary according to needs, goals, and limitations; and (7) integrated service initiatives must develop partnerships with local universities. (SLD)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.; National Research Center on Education in the Inner Cities, Philadelphia, PA.