School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action / Edition 3 by Joyce L. Epstein, Mavis G. Sanders, Steven Sheldon, Beth S. Simon | | 9781412959025 | Paperback | Barnes & Noble
School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action / Edition 3

School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action / Edition 3

by Joyce L. Epstein, Mavis G. Sanders, Steven Sheldon, Beth S. Simon
     
 

ISBN-10: 1412959020

ISBN-13: 9781412959025

Pub. Date: 12/30/2008

Publisher: SAGE Publications

Build partnerships with families and the community to promote equity and student success!

This updated edition of a bestseller enables school, district, and state leaders to develop more effective programs for family and community involvement. The authors show how to develop action teams to plan and implement partnership activities to

Overview

Build partnerships with families and the community to promote equity and student success!

This updated edition of a bestseller enables school, district, and state leaders to develop more effective programs for family and community involvement. The authors show how to develop action teams to plan and implement partnership activities to reach school goals, mobilize community resources, evaluate program results, and maintain involvement over time. The third edition includes:

  • New examples of successful partnership activities
  • Increased attention to connecting family/community involvement to goals for student success
  • New inventories that define leadership roles
  • A CD-ROM with forms and a PowerPoint presentation for workshops

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781412959025
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/30/2008
Edition description:
Third Edition
Pages:
376
Sales rank:
88,606
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
1. A Comprehensive Framework
1.1 School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share
1.2 Community Involvement in School Improvement: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference
1.3 Improving Student Outcomes With School, Family, and Community Partnerships: A Research Review
2. Use the Framework to Reach School Goals: Stories From the Field
Type 1- Parenting
Type 2- Communicating
Type 3- Volunteering
Type 4- Learning at Home
Type 5- Decision Making
Type 6- Collaborating With the Community
3. Take an Action Team Approach
Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers
Ten Steps to Success in School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Checklist: Are You Ready?
Who Are the Members of the Action Team for Partnerships?
First ATP Meeting of the Year
Communication Ground Rules
What Do Successful Action Teams for Partnerships Do?
Annual Review of Team Processes
4. Conduct Workshops
One-Day Team Training Workshop
End-of-Year Celebration Workshop
5. Select Materials for Presentations and Workshops
Charts: Program Components for Workshops: What Do We Know From U.S. and International Studies of Family and Community Involvement?
Theoretical Model of Overlapping Spheres of Influence
Keys Successful Partnerships
Summary Charts for Six Types of Involvement: Practices, Challenges, and Results
Reach Results for Students in Elementary Schools
Action Teams for Partnerships Structures
Members of the Action Team for Partneships
How Does an ATP Differ From the School Improvement Team or School Council?
Small Group Activities for Workshops
Workshop Warm-Ups
Starting Points: An Inventory of Present Practices
Jumping Hurdles
Reach a Goal for Student Success Using the Six Types of Involvement
School Goals and Results of Partnerships
Get Ready for Action
How to Organize Your Action Team for Partnerships
One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships: Form G-Goals or Form T-Types
Workshop Evaluations
6. Strengthen Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
6.1 Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools
6.2 Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High School
6.3 A Goal-Oriented Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
Reach Middle and High School Goals Through Partnerships
Why Partnerships Are Important in Middle and High Schools
Special Considerations for Middle and High Schools
7. Develop District and State Leadership for Partnerships
District and State Leadership for School, Family,and Community Partnerships
Funding Levels and Sources of Funds
Resources for District Leaders: Lead and Succeed: An Inventory of District Leadership and Facilitation Strategies
District Leadership Roles
District Leadership Checklist
Sample: District Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
What Do Facilitators Do?
Facilitators’ Tasks at the Start of the School Year
Resources for State Leaders: States Lead and Succeed: An Inventory for Leadership on Partnerships
State Leadership Roles
State Leadership Checklist
Sample: State Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
Resources for District and State Leaders: Template for Districts and States: Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs
Leadership and Facilitation Strategies for District and State Leaders of Partnerships
Sample Pledges, Compacts, or Contracts
Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs
8. Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
TIPS Interactive Homework
Ten Purposes of Homework
Sample TIPS Interactive Homework Activities
Volunteers in Social Studies and Art
Sample TIPS Social Studies and Art Presentation
9. Evaluate Your Partnership Program
Evaluate Programs of Partnership: Critical Considerations
Built-In Evaluations of Program Quality
Simple to Complex Evaluations
Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Annual Evaluation of Activities: Form G-Goals and Form T-Types
10. Network With Others for Best Results on Partnerships
National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS)
Network Web Site, www.partnershipschools.org
Index
Ordering Information
Handbook CD

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