ERIC Number: ED425879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Jan
Reference Count: N/A
Building Communities of Hope: Best Practices for Meeting the Learning Needs of At-Risk and Indian and Metis Students. Community Schools Policy and Conceptual Framework [and] Implementation Handbook.
Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
This manual and accompanying implementation handbook provide a framework for Saskatchewan community schools seeking to create the comprehensive, preventive, and empowering learning programs needed by Indian, Metis, and at-risk children. The introduction defines community schools and summarizes elements of the community schools best practices framework. Subsequent chapters address the issues and challenges in adopting a comprehensive approach; policy, vision, goals, principles, and strategies for community schools; the community school framework encompassing the student, program components, school effectiveness, and the community; roles and responsibilities of the community school council, the coordinator, teacher associates, the principal, teachers, support staff, students, community agencies, volunteers, government agencies, and Saskatchewan Education; and evaluation and accountability approaches. Six appendixes give guidelines for developing the community school plan, an evaluation guide for community schools, the continuum of parent and community involvement and partnerships, the community development process, a glossary of terms, and 57 references. The accompanying handbook provides step-by-step assistance in the implementation process. Building on the material in the manual, it gives outlines for meetings and workshops; duties of council members; decision-making strategies; communication skills and practices; the basics of holding meetings; steps in developing, implementing, and evaluating the community school plan; and reporting and support suggestions. Appendixes include a summary; sample meeting agendas, minutes, and evaluation; a code of ethics; and 16 references. (SAS)
Descriptors: American Indian Education, Canada Natives, Community Schools, Culturally Relevant Education, Educational Cooperation, Educational Planning, Educationally Disadvantaged, Elementary Secondary Education, Foreign Countries, Integrated Services, Metis (People), Models, Parent Participation, Program Development, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship, School Councils
Saskatchewan Education, Planning and Evaluation Branch, 2200 College Ave., Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada 54P 3V7; Tel: 306-787-5891; Fax: 306-787-0277; Web site: www.saskat.gov.sk.ca
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Saskatchewan Dept. of Education, Regina.
Identifiers - Location: Canada