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ERIC Number: ED546828
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2014
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
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Five Essential Elements of a Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports. Practice Guide
Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA
It is clear that developing a "Unified and Comprehensive System of Learning Supports" is a complex, multi-year process. The Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA has delineated the specifics nature and scope of the system and of the processes for getting from a fragmented and marginalized set of student and learning supports to a unified and comprehensive system (see the Center's "System Change Toolkit"--http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu/summit2002/resourceaids.htm). In doing so, the Center has stressed that such a system needs to be "adapted" to localities. While reasonable adaptation is wise, care must be taken not to eliminate elements that are essential to a fundamental transformation of how schools address barriers to learning and teaching and re-engage disconnected students. A frequent problem that arises in implementing the type of approach the Center has delineated is the tendency for some places to adopt the terminology and not the substance of system transformation. To counter this tendency, the Center has provided five essential elements that should be the focus of any place that indicates it is developing a unified and comprehensive system of learning supports.
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: smhp@ucla.edu; Web site: http://smhp.psych.ucla.edu
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom; Reports - Descriptive
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Center for Mental Health in Schools at UCLA