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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