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ERIC Number: ED478996
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 261
Abstractor: N/A
Reference Count: N/A
New Directions for Student Support: Some Fundamentals.
California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.
When it comes to student support, widespread agreement exists for moving in new directions. It is easy to agree that change is needed. It is harder to agree on what the changes should look like. And, it is even harder to get from here to there. The intent of this paper is to focus the discussion about new directions for student support by presenting a big picture overview of what's wrong with the way schools address student problems, offering frameworks for rethinking current policy and practice and for moving in new directions, and detailing specific practices for making schools more effective. Along the way, the authors stress how schools, families, and communities must collaborate to get there from here. Their approach involves both analysis and commentary; offering conceptualizations, examples, and opinions. Five appendixes contain resources on why students have problems, surveying how schools address barriers to learning, helping vs. socialization, active learning, and mental health in schools. (GCP)
Center for Mental Health in Schools, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site: For full text:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Support Staff; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: California Univ., Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools.