Focusing on Core Academic Outcomes: A Key to Successful School-Community Partnerships


by Jacob Murray & Richard Weissbourd - 2003

In this chapter, we discuss these emerging outcomes-based schoolcommunity partnerships as one promising strategy, as we offer answers to the following questions: Why have traditional school-community partnerships—partnerships designed both to address health, social, and emotional needs and to meet academic needs—had limited success? Why might organizing at least some services toward achieving a single-outcome goal, such as reading, be more fruitful? What are the key elements of effective outcomes-based initiatives? Finally, how should communities go about selecting one or two outcomes?


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This article originally appeared as NSSE Yearbook Vol. 102, No. 2.


Cite This Article as: Teachers College Record Volume 105 Number 11, 2003, p. 179-200
https://www.tcrecord.org ID Number: 18629, Date Accessed: 9/29/2020 10:06:20 AM

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