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ERIC Number: EJ1182081
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2018
Pages: 6
Abstractor: ERIC
ISBN: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0148-432X
Community Schools: A Promising Foundation for Progress
Maier, Anna; Daniel, Julia; Oakes, Jeannie; Lam, Livia
American Educator, v42 n2 p17-22 Sum 2018
This article chronicles the history of community schools and identifies common features, or "pillars," that are associated with high-quality community schools. It is drawn from "Community Schools as an Effective School Improvement Strategy: A Review of the Evidence," a report that examined 143 research studies on community school characteristics, along with evaluation studies of community schools as a comprehensive strategy. For each pillar, it synthesizes studies that used a range of research methodology, drawing conclusions about the findings that warrant confidence while also noting areas in which the research remains inconclusive. Research findings suggest that well-implemented community schools lead to improvement in student and school outcomes and contribute to meeting the educational needs of low-achieving students in high-poverty schools.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A