Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

Author: Sam Redding
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617356700
Format: PDF
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Thirtysix of the best thinkers on family and community engagement were assembled to produce this Handbook, and they come to the task with varied backgrounds and lines of endeavor. Each could write volumes on the topics they address in the Handbook, and quite a few have. The authors tell us what they know in plain language, succinctly presented in short chapters with practical suggestions for states, districts, and schools. The vignettes in the Handbook give us vivid pictures of the real life of parents, teachers, and kids. In all, their portrayal is one of optimism and celebration of the goodness that encompasses the diversity of families, schools, and communities across our nation.

The Wiley Handbook of Family School and Community Relationships in Education

Author: Steve Sheldon
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISBN: 9781119082552
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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A comprehensive collection of essays from leading experts on family and community engagement The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Educationbrings together in one comprehensive volume a collection of writings from leading scholars on family and community engagement to provide an authoritative overview of the field. The expert contributors identify the contemporary and future issues related to the intersection of students’ families, schools, and their communities. The Handbook’s chapters are organized to cover the topic from a wide-range of perspectives and vantage points including families, practitioners, policymakers, advocates, as well as researchers. In addition, the Handbook contains writings from several international researchers acknowledging that school, family, and community partnerships is a vital topic for researchers and policymakers worldwide. The contributors explore the essential issues related to the policies and sociopolitical concerns, curriculum and practice, leadership, and the role of families and advocates. This vital resource: Contains a diverse range of topics related to the field Includes information on current research as well as the historical origins Projects the breadth and depth of the field into the future Fills a void in the current literature Offers contributions from leading scholars on family and community engagement Written for faculty and graduate students in education, psychology, and sociology, The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Educationis a comprehensive and authoritative guide to family and community engagement with schools.

School Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Joyce L. Epstein
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506391354
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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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

Creating Small Schools

Author: Dan French
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452294275
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Offers school leaders lessons, case studies, practical tools, advice, vignettes, and step-by-step instructions for developing new schools or converting existing ones, plus guidance for forging partnerships with the community.

Family School Community Engagement and Partnerships

Author: Reyes L. Quezada
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1317498739
Format: PDF, Mobi
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How can colleges and schools support the inclusion of family, school and community engagement curricula in teacher and administrator preparation programs? The contributions in this book try to answer this question, with contributors describing their experiences, their programs, and their support for the goal of enhancing parental involvement and engagement in Schools and Colleges of Education. The authors and researchers, such as Joyce Epstein, who is the foremost researcher on the topic, have the knowledge and expertise in family, school, and community engagement and partnerships from both theory and best practice perspectives. The book is designed to be interactive, and readers are encouraged to engage themselves in the conversation. Readers are invited to e-mail any of the editors to discuss the questions posed. This book was originally published as a special issue of Teaching Education.

The Handbook of Community Practice

Author: Marie Weil
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1412987857
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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Encompassing community development, organizing, planning, & social change, as well as globalisation, this book is grounded in participatory & empowerment practice. The 36 chapters assess practice, theory & research methods.

Urban Education A Handbook for Educators and Parents

Author: Donna Adair Breault
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 0313063419
Format: PDF, ePub
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This handbook is a resource for parents, community members, teachers, and administrators who want to make a difference in their urban schools. Breault and Allen provide a way for stakeholders to see the roles they can play in building civic capacity for change in urban schools and communities. It also offers critical background information to help stakeholders recognize the complexity and necessity of their efforts. The authors organized this book around the need for beginning, continuing, and enacting conversations to emphasize the need for stakeholders to build relationships with one another in order to advocate for and act on behalf of urban students and communities. While this book eschews prescriptive and simplistic solutions, it does offer ways in which stakeholders create and support an infrastructure for change in their schools and communities. For example, this book helps stakeholders navigate the bureaucracy of urban school districts, build collegial communities of inquiry within schools, develop systematic ways of gathering important data schools and communities, organize the energy and efforts of those who want to get involved, seek out, and utilize various resources, and then use the infrastructure of knowledgeable and collegial stakeholders to bring about change. The authors realize how daunting these challenges may seem for stakeholders who want to make a difference in their schools and communities. In response, they offer images of positive changes including schools, parent associations, and networking strategies used in urban communities today as glimpses of what is possible through hard work, collaboration, and an imaginative spirit.

Improving Schools Through Community Engagement

Author: Kathy Gardner Chadwick
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1483360423
Format: PDF, ePub
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How can educators harness public interest in education to bring families and communities to action? This invaluable resource addresses initiatives to engage constituent involvement.

Handbook of Rural School Mental Health

Author: Kurt D. Michael
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319647350
Format: PDF, Mobi
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This handbook offers a comprehensive overview of school mental health (SMH) initiatives in rural areas in the United States. It offers clinical and administrative guidelines for innovative and effective programs addressing critical problems among rural youth and in areas where funding and resources are scarce. Chapters cover program development, implementation, sustainability, and evaluation; consider issues of community and policy support; address barriers to access and delivery; and debunk misconceptions about the region and its cultures. Chapters also discuss rural SMH applications relating to special populations, including students with autism, depression, anxiety, bipolar disorder, conduct disorders, and ADHD. In addition, the book examines the potential of school-based programs as a counter to the stigma and distrust of mental health services common to the region. “/div>Topics featured in the Handbook include: The value of rural SMH from an educator’s standpoint. Preventing suicide among students in rural schools. Substance abuse in rural school settings. Bullying and cyberbully among rural youth. Intergenerational patterns of mental illness in rural settings and their relevance for SMH. The importance of involving communities in culturally competent rural interventions. The Handbook of Rural School Mental Health is a must-have resource for researchers, scientist-practitioners, and graduate students in child and school psychology, educational psychology, social work/counseling, educational policymakers, pediatrics/school nursing, teaching, and teacher education.div

Family and community in and out of the classroom Ways to improve mathematics achievement

Author: Díez-Palomar, Javier
Publisher: Servei de Publicacions de la Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona
ISBN: 844902742X
Format: PDF, ePub
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Family and community in and out of the classroom introduce the reader to the field of family engagement in mathematics teaching and learning processes. Scientific evidence collected by the European Union throughout many different studies in a number of research programs, highlights researchers' increasing interest for the role that families play in the process of learning. There is a set of evidence demonstrating the positive impact of family engagement and students' performance. In this book we collect the main findings achieved in the frame of FAMA - Family Math for Adult Learners. Drawing on these results, it seems clear that activities conducted in and out of the classroom have a strong impact on students' scores in mathematics. Throughout this book, the reader will find what are the main trends in mathematics family education in Europe and other World regions, as well as what are the more successful actions in this field.