Parent Involvement

Author: Michele Wages
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475822618
Format: PDF
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In today’s economy, where getting a good education has never been more important and school resources are stretched beyond points that most of us can remember, it is imperative that parents be fully engaged in their child’s education, both at home and at school. Parents play an integral role regardless of their ability to assist their children in specific subject areas or skills by encouraging their student to promote competence, control, and positive attitudes towards academics. Whether you are an educator or a parent, this book discusses barriers and methods to overcome them in order to build parental awareness while partnering with effective school communication to better become involved in the learning of their children.

Building Parent Engagement in Schools

Author: Larry Ferlazzo
Publisher: ABC-CLIO
ISBN: 1586833421
Format: PDF, Kindle
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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

Collaborating with Parents for Early School Success

Author: Stephanie H. McConaughy
Publisher: Guilford Publications
ISBN: 146251491X
Format: PDF, Mobi
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The Achieving-Behaving-Caring (ABC) Program is an evidence-based approach to addressing the needs of elementary students at risk for emotional and behavioral difficulties and promoting successful home-school collaboration. This practical guide demonstrates how classroom teachers and parents can work together to boost individual children's strengths, reduce problems that interfere with learning, and provide classwide social skills training. The use of trained parent liaisons is a special feature of the program. Detailed, step-by-step instructions for implementing ABC are accompanied by many useful case illustrations and tips. The book includes more than two dozen reproducible handouts and forms, in a convenient large-size format with lay-flat binding. This book is in The Guilford Practical Intervention in the Schools Series, edited by T. Chris Riley-Tillman.

Collaborative Leadership

Author: Fern Aefsky
Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
ISBN: 1475834535
Format: PDF, Docs
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This book identifies multiple university programs where partnerships create ongoing collaborative activities that sets the stage for leadership development, program expansion and growth, and utilization of partnerships that support student, community and University initiatives.

The Report Card

Author: Andrew Clements
Publisher: Simon and Schuster
ISBN: 1442462205
Format: PDF, Kindle
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Nora Rose Rowley is a genius, but don't tell anyone. Nora's managed to make it to the fifth grade without anyone figuring out that she's not just an ordinary kid, and she wants to keep it that way. But then Nora gets fed up with the importance everyone attaches to test scores and grades, and she purposely brings home a terrible report card just to prove a point. Suddenly the attention she's successfully avoided all her life is focused on her, and her secret is out. And that's when things start to get really complicated....

Building School Community Partnerships

Author: Mavis G. Sanders
Publisher: Skyhorse Publishing, Inc.
ISBN: 1632209667
Format: PDF, ePub, Mobi
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This current era of high stakes testing, accountability, and shrinking educational budgets demands that schools seek bold and innovative ways to build strong learning environments for all students. Community involvement is a powerful tool in generating resources that are essential for educational excellence. Building School-Community Partnerships: Collaboration for Student Success emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development. This sharp, insightful book serves as an excellent resource for educators seeking to establish school-community partnerships to achieve goals for their schools and the students, families, and communities they serve. Schools can collaborate with a wide variety of community partners to obtain the resources they need to achieve important goals for students’ learning. Some of these partners may include: - Businesses and corporations - Universities and other institutions of higher learning - National and local volunteer organizations - Social service agencies and health partners - Faith-based organizations and institutions Work successfully with community partners to improve school programs and curricula, strengthen families, and expand your students’ learning experiences!

Family Involvement in Childrens Education

Author: Janie Funkhouser
Publisher: DIANE Publishing
ISBN: 0788141422
Format: PDF, Mobi
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Describes how some schools and their communities have overcome key barriers -- finding the time, increasing their information about each other, bridging school-family differences, improving schools, and tapping external supports to strengthen school-family partnerships. Successful partnerships require the sustained mutual collaboration and support of school staffs and families at home and at school. Business or community groups can also help schools and families to work together. This Book is based on case studies of 20 successful education programs around the country. They include elementary and secondary schools and districtwide programs.