Transforming Student and Learning Supports
The text provides detailed frameworks for expanding school improvement policy to unify student and learning supports, rework operational infrastructures, and make sustainable systemic changes. There are also frameworks and guides for in-classroom supports, supporting transitions, creating home and community engagement, providing crisis assistance and prevention, and personalizing student and family assistance.
Rooted in research, field trials, and common sense and focused on collaborative solutions, Transforming Student and Learning Supports offers a fundamental perspective for any course that addresses school improvement. The book is a valuable resource for undergraduate and graduate courses, continuing professional development, policy makers, and a wide variety of stakeholders who are concerned with enhancing equity of opportunity for students.
Hal A. Lawson, Professor of Social Welfare & Professor of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies, University at Albany, State University of New York, Albany, NY
This is an extraordinary effort by the prodigious team of Howard Adelman and Linda Taylor to counter the fragmentation of current school reform efforts through a comprehensive approach to learning supports for all children. Clear, concise, and compelling, this book is required reading for school administrators, educational reformers, and scholars.
Marc S. Atkins, Ph.D., Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology, Director of the Institute for Juvenile Research, University of Illinois at Chicago