Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981271
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With articles by Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro A. Noguera, Mavis G. Sanders, Paul D. Houston, and others, this volume examines educators' pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1452296308
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Making schooling a community endeavor! Because schools are the heart and soul of a community, educational leaders have a responsibility to bring the community into the school, as well as to make the school a part of the surrounding community. With articles from leading authorities and practitioners, this volume examines how educators can build family and community partnerships for school success. Educational leaders will find: Contributions from Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro A. Noguera, Mavis G. Sanders, Paul D. Houston, and others Inspiring and unique perspectives on the interplay of family and community in school success Ideas for engaging families as partners

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

Author: Paul D. Houston
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1412981271
Format: PDF, ePub, Docs
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With articles by Alan M. Blankstein, Pedro A. Noguera, Mavis G. Sanders, Paul D. Houston, and others, this volume examines educators' pivotal role in leading family and community involvement in school success.

School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships

Author: Susan Auerbach
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1136707158
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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration. Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.

Principals Matter

Author: Steven B. Sheldon
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1634507134
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Research has shown that strong principal leadership is critical to developing effective school partnerships that include diverse school, family and community members. This book provides administrators with a clear road map for initiating partnership programs that are goal-focused, equitable, and sustainable. In this research-based resource, the authors highlight the work of principals who have cultivated successful partnerships across many settings to show other school leaders how they can develop the necessary supportive school cultures. Examining the administrator's role in the success and quality of home-school partnerships and student outcomes, this guidebook: • Synthesizes research on principal leadership, school and community partnerships, and urban education reform • Discusses the role of fathers in children’s learning and working with families that live in poverty, are linguistically diverse, or have children with disabilities • Offers practical recommendations for evaluating and refining partnership programs to ensure they are linked with student achievement goals

Including Families and Communities in Urban Education

Author: Catherine M. Hands
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617354007
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The work of school, family and community partnerships is complex and messy and demands a thoughtful and deep investigation. Currently, parent and community involvement does not draw on school reform and educational change literature and conversely the school change literature often ignores the crucial role that communities play in educational reform. This edited volume focuses on structural considerations regarding education and the school communities, school-level and family culture, and the interrelationships between the agency and actions of school personnel, family members, community citizens and students. This book extends the dialogue on school reform by looking at parent and community engagement initiatives as part of the school reform literature. The contributors illustrate the negative impact on students and their education when assumptions made by school personnel regarding the organization of education, the nature of families, and the contributions they should make to their children's education are not challenged. This book begins with a preface by Denise Armstrong and Brenda McMahon. "Understanding Family and Community Inclusion and Engagement" by Catherine M. Hands and Lea Hubbard is also introduced in this book. Part I, Structure, contains: (1) Metaphor as Insight into Parents' Conceptualizations of their Role in School Improvement (Bonnie L. Stelmach); (2) The Role of Leadership in Forging Family-School-Community Relationships (Lea Hubbard and Catherine M. Hands); and (3) Parent Empowerment through Organizing for Collective Action (Lauri Johnson, Julie Carter, and Mary Finn). Part ii, Culture, contains: (4) Listening to Parent Voices: Home-School Collaboration, for Diverse Communities (Magaly Lavadenz and Elvira G. Armas); (5) Fostering Inclusive Educational Environments for American Indian Parents and Families in Urban Schools and Communities (Susan C. Faircloth); (6) Learning to Organize for Educational Change: One CBO's Efforts to Influence Educational Policy (Michael P. Evans); and (7) Pioneer Parents and Creating Pathways for Involvement: a Historical Case Study of School Change and Collective Parental Involvement (Erin McNamara Horvat). Part iii, Agency, contains: (8) The Math/Science Equity Project: Working With Educators to Increase African American Parental Involvement in Secondary Math and Science Course Placements (Roslyn A. Mickelson and Linwood H. Cousins); and (9) Shaping Youth's Identity through Student-Driven Research (Susan Yonezawa and Makeba Jones). Part iv, Strategies for Inclusion and Program Assessment, contains: (10) From Mistrust to Collaboration: Using Transformational Social Therapy to Support Participation in School-Community Educational Reform in a French Banlieue (Novella Keith); and (11) Mapping Family-School Partnership Programs Through Theories of Action and Logic Models (Janet Chrispeels and Margarita Gonzalez). Part v, Conclusion: Themes from Initiatives Including Families and Community Members in Education, contains: (12) Culminating Remarks on Family and Community Inclusion in Urban Education (Catherine M. Hands and Lea Hubbard).

Engage Every Family

Author: Steven M. Constantino
Publisher: Corwin Press
ISBN: 1506328849
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Reach beyond theory and engage every family in student success Family engagement increases student achievement but how do schools connect with families who don’t participate yet? Educators can easily become frustrated trying to reach the disconnected and often fall back to engaging the already engaged. Is it possible to win over everyone? Discover how to move beyond theory to change your culture for better family engagement and student achievement. Through practical steps, reflections, and case studies, you will discover and address: How and where family engagement breaks down, and How to create a truly inviting culture for successful community and family partnerships

Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions

Author: Luz Santana
Publisher: ASCD
ISBN: 1416622675
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How can we make it easier for schools and families to work together on behalf of all students? It all begins by tapping into the different strengths educators and parents and caregivers can contribute to building a strong partnership. Partnering with Parents to Ask the Right Questions, by Luz Santana, Dan Rothstein, and Agnes Bain of the Right Question Institute, presents a deceptively simple strategy for how educators can build effective partnerships with parents—especially those who typically have not been actively involved in their children's schooling. It distills complex, important ideas on effective civic participation into an easy-to-learn process that teaches parents two fundamental skills they can use to support the education of their children, monitor their progress, and advocate for them: asking better questions and participating effectively in key decisions. Based on more than two decades of work and research in a wide range of low- and moderate-income communities, this book empowers overburdened and under-resourced educators and parents to work together and achieve their common goal of successful students. This indispensable guide includes case studies spanning K–12 classrooms, and it explores ways to assist struggling students, collaborate on IEPs, and communicate with families of English language learners. The accessible and easy-to-use format, field-tested advice, and vivid examples from schools that put the advice into practice make this a must-have for everyone from the classroom to the central office.

Handbook on Family and Community Engagement

Author: Sam Redding
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 1617356700
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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.

Building Parent Engagement in Schools

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586833421
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This work is a report on the positive impact of parental involvement on their child's academics and on the school at large. * Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing * Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources * Presents a comprehensive index