ERIC Number: ED446810
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997
Reference Count: N/A
Building a Community School. Revised Edition.
Coltoff, Philip; Kaplan, Marsha; Moses, C. Warren; Stack, Kathleen
This manual provides a detailed outline of the innovative school-community collaboration between the New York City Public Schools and the Children's Aid Society of New York City to meet the pressing needs of children and families in the Washington Heights neighborhood. The manual describes the steps taken to develop the program of social services and high educational goals and standards, some of the obstacles encountered, and the philosophy guiding the program development. The chapters are: (1) "What Is a Community School?"; (2) "Community School Philosophy and Key Ingredients"; (3) "Washington Heights: A Look at What Is Possible"; (4) "Building the Team"; (5) "Overcoming Turf Issues"; (6) "Assessing Community Needs"; (7) "Planning Your Community School"; (8) "Paying for Your Community School"; (9) "Next Steps"; and (10) "Postscript: Washington Heights Five Years Later." Lists 39 suggested readings. (KB)
Descriptors: Educational Change, Educational Finance, Educational Philosophy, Elementary Education, Integrated Services, Interprofessional Relationship, Needs Assessment, Partnerships in Education, Program Descriptions, Program Development, School Community Relationship
Children's Aid Society, 105 East 22nd Street, Room 504, New York, NY 10010 ($15).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: Children's Aid Society, New York, NY.