ERIC Number: ED435768
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1999-Oct
Reference Count: N/A
Expanding Educational Reform To Address Barriers to Learning: Restructuring Student Support Services and Enhancing School-Community Partnerships. A Center Report.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
This report provides a brief overview highlighting why policymakers should expand the focus of school reform to encompass a reframing and restructuring of education support programs and services and school-community partnerships. The report also suggests ways to accomplish this. It is time for reform advocates to expand their emphasis on improving instruction and school management to include a comprehensive component for addressing barriers to learning. School reformers like to say that their aim is to ensure that all children succeed, and this third component is the key to making "all" more than the rhetoric of reform. Three appendixes discuss restructuring student support services, school-community partnerships, and rethinking the committee structure of a school board. (Contains 6 figures and 15 references.) (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Programs, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Elementary Secondary Education, Integrated Activities, Learning, Mental Health, Mental Health Programs, Partnerships in Education, Policy Formation, School Restructuring
Dept. of Psychology, Box 951563, UCLA, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. (Minimal fee to cover copying, postage, and handling). Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail: smhp@ucla,edu; Web site: http://smhp.psyhco.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Opinion Papers
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources and Services Administration (DHHS/PHS), Washington, DC. Maternal and Child Health Bureau.
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.