ERIC Number: ED423034
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1998-Feb
Reference Count: N/A
A Look at Community Schools in 1998. Occasional Paper #2.
Dryfoos, Joy G.
The full-service community school encompasses many concepts that derive from different domains--education, health, mental health, community development, youth development, human services--and these concepts are being implemented in diverse ways. Generally, the full-service community school integrates the delivery of quality education for children with whatever health, social, and cultural services are required in the community. This paper notes overlap between community schools and school-based services, describes variations of the community schools model across the country, and suggests actions for creating and supporting these schools. The article considers the community needs that motivate the development of these schools, as well as the success of the schools in meeting these needs. Contains 14 references. (JPB)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: DeWitt Wallace/Reader's Digest Fund, Pleasantville, NY.
Authoring Institution: Fordham Univ., New York, NY. National Center for Schools and Communities.