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Diverse Partnerships for Student Success : Strategies and Tools to Help School Leaders - Larry E. Decker

Diverse Partnerships for Student Success

Strategies and Tools to Help School Leaders


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Diverse Partnerships for Student Success is based on the deep conviction that schools function best in collaboration with the larger community. It offers strategies and tolls to help educational leaders create successful partnerships in a socioeconomically and culturally diverse society and presents information on how to identify relevant demographic trends to address the educational, cultural, vocational, and recreational needs of students and citizens. Grounded in ISLLC and NCATE standards, the book offers comprehensive, research-based information; concrete program ideas; and numerous Internet sites for additional help in creating and sustaining family and community engagement. It presents strategies for involving people_individually and collectively_in agencies, businesses, and organizations to mobilize the resources of the entire community. Diverse Partnerships for Student Success will assist educational and community leaders in developing, implementing, and sustaining a comprehensive partnership system that helps all children succeed academically.

After reading the book, I was very impressed with its focus on developing school leaders who have the capacity for creating enlightened school visions, building supportive educational partnerships, broadening communication to include active school communities, and becoming strong public relations advocates for their schools. This type of focus for creating politically astute, and public relations savvy, school administrators has been a sorely missing component in traditional higher education preparation programs and in the ongoing professional development of school leaders....The authors remind us that good administrators must know how to establish strong community partnerships in order to develop the comprehensive resources necessary to meet the complex and myriad needs of all children....This book will assist principals in learning the skills necessary for creating positive school cultures that welcome, and are inclusive of, the larger community, such as parents, community organizations, social service groups, and after-school programs.--Gerald N. Tirozzi, Ph.D., executive director, National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP)

Forewordp. v
Prefacep. ix
Acknowledgmentsp. xiii
Educational Partnerships: Principles and Strategiesp. 1
Understanding the Community and the Status of Families and Youthp. 11
Diversity and Multiculturalism in Americap. 29
Essential Role of Communitiesp. 43
Home and School as Partnersp. 67
School-Community Collaborationp. 115
School Public Relations-Bridging the Gapp. 159
Community Relations in a Political Contextp. 195
School Safety and Crisis Managementp. 225
Planning and Evaluating a Comprehensive Educational Partnership Planp. 263
Making Friends before You Need Themp. 285
Indexp. 301
About the Authorsp. 307
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ISBN: 9781578865390
ISBN-10: 1578865395
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 308
Published: 1st December 2006
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 21.59 x 15.49  x 2.41
Weight (kg): 0.5