The Full-Service Community School Movement: Lessons from the James Adams Community School

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Palgrave Macmillan, Nov 15, 2009 - Education - 189 pages
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In the wake of stringent public school accountability standards, educators are forced to address persistent “achievement gaps” in new ways. Concomitantly, there is growing acknowledgement that factors external to schools critically influence academic success.  Full-service community schools attempt to narrow “gaps” by convening comprehensive networks, yet, this contemporary movement also reminds us, “there is nothing new under the sun”. This book contributes to the educational and socio-historical lexicon through an examination of a segregated school exemplifying contemporary “best practices” instructive on multiple levels to schools in the twenty-first century.

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Jeanita W. Richardson is Associate Professor in the Division of Public Health Policy & Practice, Department of Public Health Sciences at the University of Virginia.