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School, Family, and Community Partnerships : Your Handbook for Action - Joyce L. Epstein

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Your Handbook for Action

eBook Published: 19th July 2018
ISBN: 9781506391328
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Strengthen family and community engagement to promote equity and increase student success!  

When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, more students succeed in school. Based on 30 years of research and fieldwork, this fourth edition of a bestseller provides tools and guidelines to use to develop more effective and equitable programs of family and community engagement. Written by a team of well-known experts, this foundational text demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs. Readers will find:

  • Many examples and vignettes
  • Rubrics and checklists for implementation of plans
  • CD-ROM complete with slides and notes for workshop presentations

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This book has given us the tools we need to engage families in a systematic, sustained, and integrated program that supports student achievement and behavior.  The Handbook is part of my daily practice when working with schools to promote family and community engagement.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. A Comprehensive Framework
1.1. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share
1.2. School-Community Partnerships: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference
1.3. Improving Student Outcomes with School, Family, and Community Partnerships: A Research Review
2. Use the Framework to Reach School Goals-Stories from the Field
Six Types of Involvement to Improve School Climate and Student Success
3. Take an Action Team Approach
Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers
4. Conduct Workshops
One-Day Team-Training Workshop
Components of a One-Day Team-Training Workshop
Planning an End-of-Year Celebration Workshop
5. Select Materials for Presentations and Workshops
Presentations and Handouts
Small Group Activities for Workshops
6. Strengthen Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools
Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High Schools
A Goal-Linked Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
7. Strengthen District and State Leadership for Partnerships
Tools for District Leaders
Tools for State Leaders
Tools for District, Organization, and State Leaders
District and State Leadership for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
8. Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
TIPS Interactive Homework
TIPS Volunteers in Social Studies and Art
How to Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Processes
9. Evaluate Your Partnership Program
Evaluate Partnership Programs: Critical Considerations
Index

ISBN: 9781506391328
ISBN-10: 150639132X
Audience: Professional
Format: ePUB
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 19th July 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Edition Number: 4

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