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ERIC Number: ED544299
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Aug
Pages: 11
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
School Improvement: A Functional View of Enabling Equity of Opportunity. A Center Policy & Practice Brief
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
The ongoing dilemma for those expected to improve schools is how to meet our society's basic aims for public education in ways that level the playing field. The dilemma is exacerbated by the need to do more with less. This brief approaches these matters in the context of three direct functions that are essential to school improvement: (1) facilitation of learning and development, (2) addressing barriers to learning and teaching, and (3) managing resources and school governance. The emphasis is on the short shrift given in school improvement planning to developing a unified and comprehensive system for addressing barriers to learning and teaching. In particular, the brief outlines what is involved in transforming current student and learning supports into such a system, highlights pioneering work underway across the country, and cites resources for moving forward. An appendix presents: "Pioneering Initiatives are Underway!" (Contains 1 exhibit.)
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA. Department of Psychology, Franz Hall, 405 Hilgard Avenue, Box 951563, Los Angeles, CA 90095-1563. Tel: 310-825-3634; Fax: 310-206-8716; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: University of California, Los Angeles. Center for Mental Health in Schools
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act