School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action

School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action

by Joyce L. Epstein, Lucretia Coates, Karen Clark Salinas, Mavis G. Sanders
     
 

Encourage community-wide partnerships to ensure student success!

This updated edition of the bestseller emphasizes a research-based framework for building community partnerships that reach out to all families and focus on increasing student learning. The authors identify eight elements for success: strong multi-level leadership, teamwork,

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Encourage community-wide partnerships to ensure student success!

This updated edition of the bestseller emphasizes a research-based framework for building community partnerships that reach out to all families and focus on increasing student learning. The authors identify eight elements for success: strong multi-level leadership, teamwork, annual written plans, well-implemented activities, adequate funding, thoughtful evaluations, strong networking, and continuous planning for improvement. The new 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 PowerPoint presentation of team-training workshops on CD-ROM, with Spanish translations of selected reproducibles

Editorial Reviews

Melissa T. Mc Quarrie
“The link between successful partnership programs and student achievement is supported by research. This book provides the tools you need to establish and sustain partnerships, both on the district and school levels. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to organize an outstanding partnership program to enhance student success.”
Jane Grinde
"School, Family, and Community Partnerships is a one-stop survival guide for anyone engaged in starting or improving partnership programs. The detailed, practical information links research findings to effective practices in a most helpful way."
Arty Dorman
"The research base is evident, and the second edition of the handbook is designed to help educators actually get things done. Everything is included to launch an effective Action Team and to develop a program that links family involvement to school improvement and student achievement."
Wendy Harwin
"The second edition of the Handbook for Action is full of advice, good examples, and information for leaders in elementary, middle, and high schools—all based on research. This is an important resource for anyone trying to improve partnerships that support student achievement."
The School Administrator, January 2003 - Marc Space
"Some texts, by their very structure, invite the reader to flip back and forth between chapters rather than read in published order. School, Family, and Community Partnerships is that type. [It] is a programmatic, hands-on resource providing realistic strategies."
Joe Munnich
"It’s all here—everything you need to start, sustain, and grow an effective, research-based partnership program. With the addition of a CD-ROM, the essential tools are even more accessible, portable, and adaptable to the challenges and opportunities facing our schools."
Melissa T. McQuarrie
“The link between successful partnership programs and student achievement is supported by research. This book provides the tools you need to establish and sustain partnerships, both on the district and school levels. It’s an invaluable resource for anyone who wants to organize an outstanding partnership program to enhance student success.”
Jeana Preston
"Useful for state leaders as well as districts and schools. It provides a research-based yet practical blueprint for organizing sustainable partnership programs to support student learning. We use the Handbook to provide training to school teams, parent leaders, school boards, superintendents, and their cabinets across California."
Lorraine Landon
“This practical handbook offers a wealth of resources not only for those who are starting to organize their work, but also for those who are sustaining their programs of school, family, and community partnerships. You can make the guidelines fit your district’s needs.”
Dave Guzman
"This is the ‘bible’ of parent engagement literature. The Handbook gives step-by-step examples of strategic planning for partnership programs and practices that lead to student success.”
Jean West Lewis
"The third edition is loaded with practical tools, researched-based strategies, and helpful examples for anyone wanting to implement or improve goal-linked programs of family and community involvement. A standout feature is the new CD-ROM, which provides everything needed for successful workshops—a great time-saver!”

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780803965706
Publisher:
SAGE Publications
Publication date:
12/08/1997
Pages:
248
Product dimensions:
8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

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