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ERIC Number: ED573278
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2016-Feb
Pages: 4
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
Defining Integrated Student Supports for Linked Learning Pathways. Knowledge Brief
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities
This document outlines how effectively integrated student supports build or scaffold student competencies in five broad domains of learning for college, career, and civic readiness. Relevant supports are not limited to "services" or "programs" but extend to enabling resources and social conditions, including, for example, attention to school culture and climate issues, access to physical and behavioral health interventions, and the communicated beliefs and mindsets of all adults who work with youth. We begin to specify from the relevant reform literature, as well as from the experience of key Linked Learning intermediaries, an emerging definition of "integrated student supports" that (a) captures critical elements of effective implementation, (b) contributes to instructional capacity in schools, and (c) advances equitable access to learning opportunities within Linked Learning pathways.
John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities. Stanford University, 505 Lasuen Mall, Stanford, CA 94305. Tel: 650-723-3099; Fax: 650-736-7160; e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: James Irvine Foundation
Authoring Institution: Stanford University, John W. Gardner Center for Youth and Their Communities (JGC)