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ERIC Number: ED466865
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Pages: 50
Abstractor: N/A
ISBN: ISBN-0-86586-398-9
Developing School and Community Partnerships To Meet the Needs of Students with Challenging Behaviors. CASE/CCBD Mini-Library Series on Safe, Drug-Free, and Effective Schools.
Sommerville, Don; McDonald, Shirley
Part of a series on safe, drug-free, and effective schools, this monograph discusses developing school and community partnerships to assist students with behavior problems. It begins by offering a general description of the student with challenging behaviors and the determination of the students placement in the least restrictive environment. Levels of intervention are reviewed. The monograph then highlights several effective school-community partnerships designed to meet the many challenging and complex needs of students with behavior problems and their families. These include Aggression Replacement Training and the Buddy System; family/home community partnerships, including family groups and resource centers; and partnerships with the greater community, including the Discover 15 Space Shuttle Project, vocational programs, and service project days. The following chapter discusses two partnership program models: service learning and project based learning. The final chapters discuss designing curricula to meet community expectations and three essential components of all good school-community partnerships: high-quality leadership and dedicated personnel, a well-developed purpose and plan for the program, strong community partnerships, and a strong sense that positive and enduring changes can occur in the students served by the program. (Contains 18 references.) (CR)
Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 North Glebe Rd., Arlington, VA 22201-5704 (Order No. D5505: CEC Members $8, Non-Members $11.40). Tel: 888-232-7733 (Toll Free); e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Council for Children with Behavioral Disorders.; Council of Administrators of Special Education, Inc.
Note: Jim Chapple, Lyndal M. Bullock and Robert A. Gable, Series Editors.