Building Parent Involvement Through the Arts: Activities and Projects That Enrich Classrooms and Schools / Edition 1

Building Parent Involvement Through the Arts: Activities and Projects That Enrich Classrooms and Schools / Edition 1

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1412936837
ISBN-13:
9781412936835
Pub. Date:
12/26/2006
Publisher:
SAGE Publications

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Building Parent Involvement Through the Arts: Activities and Projects That Enrich Classrooms and Schools / Edition 1

Ready-to-use activities tied to content and standards help educators create arts-rich schools that welcome families and community members, promote diversity, and engage parents in their children's education.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412936835
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/26/2006
Edition description: New Edition
Pages: 168
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 11.00(h) x (d)

About the Author

Michael E. Sikes is an author and independent consultant. He has previously been an evaluator at the Center for Creative Leadership, Senior Associate at the Council of Chief State School Officers, and adjunct faculty member at Antioch University Santa Barbara. He has planned and evaluated numerous programs, both in K-12 and nonformal contexts. He is co-author of The Appreciative Inquiry: A Guide to International Cultural Exchange and Focusing the Light: The Art and Practice of Planning. Sikes received his doctorate degree in education from Florida State University.

Table of Contents

Foreword by Richard Deasy
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
1. Introduction: How the Arts Bring Parents Into Schools
2. The Arts, Parent Involvement, and Student Achievement: A Winning Equation
3. Developing a Visual Arts Program
4. Developing a Theater Program
5. Developing a Dance Program
6. Developing a Music Program
7. Developing a Literary Arts Program
8. Developing a Folk and Traditional Arts Program
9. Tapping Community Resources
10. Designing Spaces for Parent Involvement and Adult Education
11. Developing a Schoolwide Parent Involvement Plan
12. Evaluating Your Arts Program
Bibliography
Index

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