Principals Matter: A Guide to School, Family, and Community Partnerships

Principals Matter: A Guide to School, Family, and Community Partnerships

by Mavis Sanders
     
 

ISBN-10: 141296041X

ISBN-13: 9781412960410

Pub. Date: 04/27/2009

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Examines the principal's essential role in developing equitable and sustainable school-community partnerships, synthesizes research on partnerships and principal leadership, and addresses the inclusion of diverse family groups.  See more details below

Overview

Examines the principal's essential role in developing equitable and sustainable school-community partnerships, synthesizes research on partnerships and principal leadership, and addresses the inclusion of diverse family groups.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412960410
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
04/27/2009
Pages:
160
Product dimensions:
7.40(w) x 10.10(h) x 0.70(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction: Standards for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Part I. Laying the Foundation
1. Policy, Theory, and Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Partnerships and Academic Outcomes
Partnerships and Nonacademic Outcomes
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
2. Reculturing Schools for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Schools as Community Institutions
Developing a Coordinated Program of School, Family, Community Partnerships
Principal Leadership and School Outcomes
Obstacles to Effective School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Steps Toward Recultured Schools
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
Part II. Responding to Diversity
3. Fathers and School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Why Fathers Matter
Father Demographics
The Role of Fathers
Guidelines for Developing Partnership Efforts to Involve Fathers
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
4. Families of Children With Disabilities and School, Family, and Community Partnerships
IDEA and Children With Special Needs
District and School Outreach to Families of Children With Disabilities
Specific Needs and Experiences of Families of Children With Disabilities
Engagement Strategies for the Families of Children With Disabilities
Creating Inclusive Environments for Special Needs Populations
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
5. Linguistically Diverse Families and School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Growth in Immigration and Limited English Proficient Students and Families
LEP Students and Families
LEP Students and NCLB
Strategies to Facilitate the Involvement of LEP Families
Culturally Intelligent Principal Leadership
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
6. Families Living in Poverty and School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Challenges Faced by Low-Income Families
Avoiding a Deficit Perspective
A Collaborative Approach
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
Part III. Maximizing Outcomes
7. Evaluating Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Planning an Evaluation
Collecting Data
Presenting the Findings
Why This Matters for Principals
Reflection Questions
Concluding Thoughts
References
Index

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