The perceived plausibility of full service community schools

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Specialist in Education (Ed.S.)


Department of Counselor Education and Human Services


Advisor: Sawyer Hunley


Students from low socioeconomic communities often cannot access health services and do not have their basic physical needs met. Full service community schools (FSCS) aim to remedy this issue by providing resources to meet basic needs on public school grounds. The current study involved qualitative interviews with eight participants. The objective of this study was to examine the roles and views of these stakeholders regarding the FSCS initiative. Seven themes related to the research questions emerged from the research: (1) facilitation and collaboration, (2) hub team cooperation, (3) role satisfaction, (4) school personnel support, (5) positive outcomes, (6) implementation complexity, and (7) personal investment. This research is important in improving the experiences of employees in these schools in order to make the initiative more acceptable to school personnel and raising awareness about FSCS


Educational Psychology, full service community schools, basic needs, full service schools, socioeconomic status, educational inequality, hierarchy of needs

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