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ERIC Number: ED473821
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002-Sep
Pages: 27
Abstractor: N/A
Full Service Schools' Potential for Special Education. ERIC/OSEP Topical Brief.
Warger, Cynthia L.
This monograph examined the concept of full-service schools and considers how students with disabilities may interface with them and ultimately benefit. Full-service schools have been described as a one-stop center at which educational, physical, psychological, and social requirements of students and their families are addressed in a coordinated, collaborative manner using school and community services and supports. The report is organized around the following five questions: (1) "Why full-service schools?" (the need); (2) "What is a full-service school?" (schools house a variety of services for children and their families); (3) "What is the relationship of full-service schools to special education?"(full-service schools and special education and special education and comprehensive services) (4) "What are special education researchers learning about full-service schools in California, Maryland, and Florida?" (California's Healthy Start program, the University of Maryland's Linkages to Learning model and the University of Miami's research on Florida's statewide Full Service School program); and (5) "What are policy and practice implications?" (full-service schools offer promise in prevention, early intervention, supporting students with multiple risk factors, and providing comprehensive intervention support). (Contains 39 references.) (DB)
ERIC/OSEP Special Project, Council for Exceptional Children, 1110 N. Glebe Rd., Suite 300, Arlington, VA 22201-5704. Tel: 800-328-0272 (Toll Free); Tel: 703-264-9475; Fax: 703-620-2521; e-mail: For full text:
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Information Analyses; ERIC Publications
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: Special Education Programs (ED/OSERS), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: ERIC Clearinghouse on Disabilities and Gifted Education, Arlington, VA. ERIC/OSEP Special Project.
Grant or Contract Numbers: N/A
Note: Developed by Warger, Eavy & Associates for the ERIC/OSEP Special Project.