How Communities Build Stronger Schools: Stories, Strategies, and Promising Practices for Educating Every Child

How Communities Build Stronger Schools: Stories, Strategies, and Promising Practices for Educating Every Child

by A. Dodd, J. Konzal

Hardcover(2003)

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780312238919
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan US
Publication date: 05/02/2003
Edition description: 2003
Pages: 347
Product dimensions: 5.98(w) x 9.02(h) x 0.03(d)
Age Range: 18 Years

About the Author

Anne Wescott Dodd is the Chair of the Education Department at Bates College. Jean L. Konzal is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Elementary and Early Childhood Education at The College of New Jersey. They are the authors of Making Our High Schools Better.

Table of Contents

Introduction PART ONE: PARENT AND COMMUNITY INVOLVEMENT TODAY: CHALLENGES AND PROBLEMS Why Parents, Educators, and Community Members Must Work Together Relationship: Tensions and Limitations From Confrontation to Conversation: The Story of the South Wellington Parents' Special-Education Group Conflict about School Change: The Story of Springfield Regional High School PART TWO: BEYOND PARENT INVOLVEMENT: CONNECTING HOME, SCHOOL, AND COMMUNITY Changing the Paradigm: The Home-School-Community Relationship as Synergistic Getting Started: Building a Foundation of Trust and Respect PART THREE: MOVING CLOSER TO THE NEW PARADIGM: PROFILES AND PRACTICES A Place Where Everybody Knows Your Name: A Profile of Greenbrook Elementary School Creating a Community of Difference: A Profile of Crossroads Middle School Linking Home, School, and Community: A Sampling of Strategies and Practices Rethinking What it Takes to Educate All Children

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