ERIC Number: ED507366
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Jan
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 38
The Case for School-Based Integration of Services: Changing the Ways Students, Families and Communities Engage with Their Schools. GroundWork
Grossman, Jean Baldwin; Vang, Zoua M.
Public/Private Ventures' (P/PV's) "GroundWork" series summarizes available evidence on a variety of social policy topics, providing a solid foundation for future work. This first issue reviews the current literature about the potential benefits of simultaneously providing three services in school--healthcare, out-of-school-time learning and family supports--to boost students' educational outcomes. For disadvantaged, low-income youth, research indicates that access to these supports can play a key role in helping them surmount common obstacles to educational attainment. In addition to highlighting how each affects key outcomes such as learning, school connectedness (i.e., positive feelings about school) and access to needed services, this brief summarizes the potential benefits of offering these resources through a highly integrated, school-based model.
Descriptors: Policy Formation, Educational Objectives, Outcomes of Education, Educational Attainment, Integrated Services, Disadvantaged, Low Income Groups, Student School Relationship, Educational Policy, Educational Environment, Family Programs
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Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Policymakers
Authoring Institution: Public/Private Ventures