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

School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Your Handbook for Action

Book with Other Items Published: 12th September 2018
ISBN: 9781506391342
Number Of Pages: 384

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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

Industry Reviews

School, Family, and Community Partnerships is one of our go-to resources. It takes us beyond the "why" of partnerships and gets to the "how." It has everything you need to guide school-based Action Teams for Partnerships-from training modules to downloadable documents.

-- Sarah Del Toro, Family and Community Engagement Manager, Kennewick School District; Kennewick, WA

This Handbook is the gold standard for family and community partnerships. It makes clear connections between theory and practice. Epstein and her colleagues' decades of research and experiences are organized into a simple-to-navigate and comprehensive resource. This book will guide both novice and experienced practitioners toward authentic goal-based actions that lead to measurable outcomes.

-- Tammy Pawloski, Professor and Director, Center of Excellence to Prepare Teachers of Children in Poverty, Francis Marion University, Florence, SC

As a state organization supporting school districts and schools in establishing and sustaining effective family-school partnership programs, the School, Family, and Community Partnerships is our go-to resource. Everything we need to prepare staff, facilitate meetings, and evaluate practices, programs, and progress is right at our fingertips.

-- James Palmiero and Carol A. Good, Director and Assistant Director, Pennsylvania Training and Technical Assistance Network; Pittsburgh, PA

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.

-- Loree L. Smith, Federal Programs Coordinator, Calcasieu Parish School Board; Lake Charles, LA

We believe that effective and equitable programs of partnership require multi-level leadership. When state, regional, and district leaders and school Action Teams for Partnerships use this practical book with its ready-made tools and training materials, they will see that working with parents as partners increases students' learning and development.

-- Mimi Bandura and Ellen Larson, Consultants; Parent Engagement Leadership Institute, Riverside County Office of Education; Riverside, CA

ISBN: 9781506391342
ISBN-10: 1506391346
Audience: Professional
Format: Book with Other Items
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 384
Published: 12th September 2018
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 30.48 x 22.86  x 2.54
Weight (kg): 0.45
Edition Number: 4
Edition Type: Revised