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Volume 33, Issue 3 (2004)

Commentary: Use of Evidence-Based Intervention in Schools: Where We've Been, Where We Are, and Where We Need to Go

pp. 398—407

Schools have emerged as the great hope for diverse sectors of our society (e.g., legislators,policymakers, the business community,families, advocates, the general public, and soon) as providing solutions to the many social ills that plague our daily lives and threaten our future. From drug and sex education to citizenship training, many continue to view schools as performing surrogate parenthood roles that should produce youth who are well socialized, motivated to achieve, and who abide by accepted standards of rule governed behavior. These value-added outcomes are in addition to the development of literacy, which remains as the school system’s primary mission.It seems clear, even to the casual observer of public schooling, that achievement of these lofty expectations is still well beyond the reach of most public schools.

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