The authors discuss effective leadership in extended schooling to fulfill Every Child Matters mandates and provide case studies demonstrating what is possible in a variety of settings.

What are Extended Schools and Why are They Needed?

What are Extended Schools and Why are They Needed?
What are extended schools and why are they needed?

While extravagant claims have been made for various educational reforms as being the most important, none can have been as far-reaching as that for the development of extended schools, because its ultimate aim must be not to transform schools, or even education, but to transform communities. As West-Burnham (2006, p. 103) suggests:

Pivotal to the long-term development of extended schools is the notion of community-moving from schools in a community through community schools to communities which include schools as part of ...

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