Journal Article

Community Collaboration to Improve Schools: Introducing a New Model from Ohio

Dawn Anderson-Butcher, Hal A. Lawson, Jerry Bean, Paul Flaspohler, Barbara Boone and Amber Kwiatkowski

in Children & Schools

Published on behalf of National Association of Social Workers

Volume 30, issue 3, pages 161-172
Published in print July 2008 | ISSN: 1532-8759
Published online July 2008 | e-ISSN: 1545-682X | DOI: https://dx.doi.org/10.1093/cs/30.3.161
Community Collaboration to Improve Schools: Introducing a New Model from Ohio

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Conventional school improvement models traditionally involve “walled-in” approaches. These models focus primarily on academic learning strategies in response to standards-based accountabilities. Although positive outcomes have been documented, expanded school improvement models such as the Ohio Community Collaboration Model for School Improvement (OCCMSI) are needed. Expanded models like this one enable educators to gain some influence over students' out-of-school time and address nonacademic barriers to learning. This analysis presents OCCMSI's process and content components. Its aim is to facilitate understanding of the complex improvement strategies incorporated in expanded school improvement models, including strategic school—family—community partnerships. These expanded school improvement models offer new roles, responsibilities, and opportunities for school social workers.

Keywords: collaboration; partnerships; school improvement; youth development

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Subjects: Schools Studies

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