ERIC Number: ED470879
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
A Historical Case Study on Interagency Collaboration for Culturally Diverse Immigrant Children and Families.
Bhavnagri, Navaz Peshotan; Krolikowski, Sue; Vaswani, Thrity G.
To meet the needs of immigrant children and their families, educators can collaborate with community agencies. This paper discusses the International Institute of Metropolitan Detroit, an agency that has historically addressed the needs of immigrants by collaborating with schools and other community agencies. The paper first describes the history and philosophy of the Institute and women's educational programs offered by the Institute. Next, interagency collaborations of the Institute are discussed, specifically collaborations with (1) public schools, (2) social services and communication agencies, (3) government agencies, and (4) industry and business. Finally, the paper discusses the effectiveness of the Institute, using multiple definitions of interagency collaboration. (Contains 29 references.) (Author/HTH)
Descriptors: Agency Cooperation, Diversity (Student), Family Needs, Government Role, Immigrants, School Community Relationship, Social Services
For full text: http://ericeece.org/pubs/books/katzsym/bhavnagri.pdf.
Publication Type: Reports - Research; Speeches/Meeting Papers
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Michigan (Detroit)