Coordination Among Schools, Families, and Communities: Prospects for Educational Reform

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James G. Cibulka, William J. Kritek
SUNY Press, Apr 19, 1996 - Education - 456 pages
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Improving the connection among schools, families, and communities has emerged as a recent focus of the education reform movement posing many challenges for educators, social service professionals, community activists, and parents. This book provides information on the diverse goals of the coordinated services movement and the problems of reconciling competing goals within the movement. The political environment surrounding coordinated services reforms is discussed, including efforts to scale-back the scope of "the welfare state." Different models of coordination are presented, such as Kentucky's Family Resource Centers, the Nation of Tomorrow project in Chicago, a community-school coalition in Philadelphia, community youth organizations, and programs for the homeless as well as organizational and management issues surrounding coordination drawn from programs throughout the United States and Canada.

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Visible Differences and Unseen Commonalities Viewing Students as the Connections Between Schools and Communities
Conflict and Consensus The Bitter and Sweet in a CommunitySchool Coalition
The Best of Both Worlds Connecting Schools and Community Youth Organizations for AllDay AllYear Learning
Educating Homeless Children One Experiment in Collaboration
Structures and Strategies Toward an Understanding of Alternative Models for Coordinated Childrens Services
The Principal and CommunitySchool Connections in Chicagos Radical Reform
Schools as Intergovernmental Partners Administrator Perceptions of Expanded Programming for Children
Reforming American Education Policy for the TwentyFirst Century
Were Not Housed in an Institution Were Housed in the Community Possibilities and Consequences of Neighborhoodbased Interagency Collaboration
Schools and Community Connections Applying a Sociological Framework
Connecting Schools and Communities Through Interagency Collaboration for SchoolLinked Services
Beyond Consensus Mapping Divergent Views of Systems and Power in Collaboratives
Toward an Interpretation of School Family and Community Connections Policy Challenges
About the Editors and Authors
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Institutional Effects of Strategic Efforts at Community Enrichment
SchoolBusinessUniversity Collaboratives The Economics of Organizational Choice

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James G. Cibulka is Professor and Chair of the Department of Education, Policy, Planning, and Administration at the University of Maryland. He is co-author of The Politics of Urban Education in the United States and is editor of Educational Administration Quarterly.

William J. Kritek is Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Administrative Leadership at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee and is Senior Associate Editor of Educational Administration Quarterly.

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