Full Service Schools: A Place for Our Children and Families to Learn and Be Healthy

Full Service Schools: A Place for Our Children and Families to Learn and Be Healthy

by Robert F. Kronick
     
 

A full service school is a school which serves as a central point of delivery, a single community hub for whatever education, health, social, human, or employment services have been determined locally to be needed to support a child's success in school and the community. This book focuses on keeping children in school by using preventive measures and providing…  See more details below

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A full service school is a school which serves as a central point of delivery, a single community hub for whatever education, health, social, human, or employment services have been determined locally to be needed to support a child's success in school and the community. This book focuses on keeping children in school by using preventive measures and providing enrichment for both children and families. Primary topics include definitions and practices of full service schools, a review of the literature and setting up, the organizational effects on schools from structure to stories, key steps in starting a full service school and the critical importance of collaboration, including art and social science based on the tenets of art and meeting the non-curricular needs of children and families. A 3-Step Model is presented, containing key phases in action planning within the school community, building commitments, parent empowerment, harmonizing school-owned and community-based health and social services, identifying professional development needs, and planning supports for teachers and ways to improve life in classrooms. This work is a response to a number of concerns that impact the lives of children, families, and the schools.

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Knox County in Tennessee initiated three Full Service Schools in the year 2000. Participants in the establishment and running of those schools here discuss the lessons that have been learned from their operation. They present the schools as providing valuable lessons in preventing student dropouts, actively engaging them in their education, providing them with health and mental health services and other non-curricular needs, and protecting them from some from the social exclusion that leads to higher crime rates and other social pathologies. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780398072940
Publisher:
Charles C. Thomas Publisher, Limited
Publication date:
12/28/2002
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
149
Product dimensions:
7.00(w) x 10.00(h) x (d)

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