Developing Community Schools, Community Learning Centers, Extended-service Schools and Multi-service Schools

International Exemplars for Practice, Policy and Research

  • Hal A. Lawson
  • Dolf van Veen

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xviii
  2. Hal A. Lawson, Dolf van Veen
    Pages 1-19
  3. Introduction to Part I

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 21-22
    2. Hal A. Lawson, Dolf van Veen
      Pages 49-75
    3. Hal A. Lawson, Dolf van Veen
      Pages 77-118
  4. Introduction to Part II

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 119-126
    2. Mary E. Walsh, Maria D. Theodorakakis, Sarah Backe
      Pages 127-147
    3. Jeannette Doornenbal, Joke Kruiter
      Pages 229-252
    4. Hersilia Méndez, Jane Quinn, Drema Brown, Andrew Seltzer, Marinieves Alba, Janice Chu-Zhu et al.
      Pages 253-275
    5. Alan Dyson, Kirstin Kerr, Lynne Heath, Patsy Hodson
      Pages 277-302
    6. Ira Harkavy, Matthew Hartley, Rita Axelroth Hodges, Joann Weeks
      Pages 303-321
  5. Introduction to Part III: Promising Innovations and Going to Scale for Systems Change

  6. Back Matter
    Pages 435-437

About this book


This book focuses on special organizational configurations for schools in diverse parts of the world. Some of these new organizational and institutional designs are called multi-service schools, others are called extended service schools and still others are called community learning centers. While these schools have different names and notable different characteristics, they belong in the same category because of a common feature in their design: they connect schools with once-separate community programs and services.Chief among the prototypes for these new organizational and institutional designs are the ones featured in the book’s title.  Some are called multi-service schools to indicate that they selectively provide some new programs and services. Others are called extended service schools to indicate that they serve young people beyond the regular school day, seeking influence and control over out-of-school time while enabling alternative teaching-learning strategies, and providing services other than typical “pupil support services.”   Still others are called community learning centers, a name that showcases the educational functions and priorities of schools and announcing priorities for adult learning and development.   Community schools, still called in some places full-service community schools, serves as a  prototype that increasingly positions schools as multi-purpose, multi-component, anchor institutions serving identifiable neighborhoods and entire rural communities. The book is structured to enhance understanding of these organizational prototypes and provides comparative social analysis. It also identifies knowledge needs and gaps as well as developmental territory for the future. ​  


Community programs and services Institution-building Organizational development strategies School models school-based programs school-based services

Editors and affiliations

  • Hal A. Lawson
    • 1
  • Dolf van Veen
    • 2
  1. 1.Educational Administration and Policy StUniversity at Albany, State University Educational Administration and Policy StALBANYUSA
  2. 2.Netherlands Centre on Education and Yout AmsterdamThe Netherlands

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Education Education (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-319-25662-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-319-25664-1
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