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Leadership for Family and Community Involvement
     

Leadership for Family and Community Involvement

by Paul D. Houston, Alan M. Blankstein, Robert W. Cole
 

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ISBN-10: 1412981271

ISBN-13: 9781412981279

Pub. Date: 06/02/2010

Publisher: SAGE Publications

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

Overview

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

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412981279
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
06/02/2010
Series:
Soul of Educational Leadership Series , #8
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

Table of Contents

Preface Robert W. Cole vii

About the Editors xi

About the Contributors xv

1 Engaging Families to Enhance Student Success Alan M. Blankstein Pedro A. Noguera 1

2 Parents as Leaders: School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Two Districts Mavis G. Sanders 13

3 Sharing the Dream: Engaging Families as Partners in Supporting Student Success Susan Frelick Wooley Cynthia Rosacker Glimpse Sheri DeBoe Johnson 33

4 The "What" and "How" of Helping parents Help Students Become Successful Learners Yoni Schwab Maurice J. Elias 49

5 Family Literacy: The Roles of School Libraries and Public Libraries Lesley S. J. Farmer 71

6 Balancing Your Communication Ledger: Using Audits to Involve Communities and Build Support for Schools Edward H. Moore 87

7 Manage the Molehill Before It Becomes a Mountain: Keeping Parent Interactions Productive for Students Lin Kuzmich 113

8 Raising the Village by Bringing Communities and Schools Together Paul D. Houston 129

Index 135

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