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

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

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

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

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781412959025
Publisher: SAGE Publications
Publication date: 12/30/2008
Edition description: Third Edition
Pages: 376
Sales rank: 142,117
Product dimensions: 8.50(w) x 10.90(h) x 1.00(d)

Table of Contents

About the Authorsix
1.A Comprehensive Framework5
1.1.School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share7
1.2.Community Involvement in School Improvement: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference30
2.Using the Framework in Practice: Stories From the Field41
School Stories: Examples of the Six Types of Involvement41
Type 1Parenting44
Type 2Communicating47
Type 3Volunteering51
Type 4Learning at Home55
Type 5Decision Making59
Type 6Collaborating With the Community63
District Leadership Activities State Leadership Activities75
3.Taking an Action Team Approach81
Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers84
What Tools Help an Action Team for Partnerships Conduct Its Activities98
Ten Steps to Success in School, Family, and Community Partnerships104
Checklist: Are You Ready?105
Who Are the Members of the Action Team for Partnerships?106
ATP Committee Structure and Leaders107
First ATP Meeting of the School Year108
Communication Ground Rules109
What Do Successful Action Teams for Partnerships Do?110
Annual Review of Team Processes111
The ABCs of Action Team Leadership112
Action Team Discussion on Meeting Key Challenges to Excellent Partnerships119
Sample Pledges, Compacts, or Contracts122
4.Conducting Workshops127
Team-Training Workshop129
End-of-Year Celebration Workshop146
Workshop Evaluations155
5.Selecting Materials for Presentations and Workshops157
Transparencies and Handouts158
What Do We Know From U.S. and International Studies of Partnerships?161
What Does Research Say About the Development of Programs?162
Theoretical Model of Overlapping Spheres of Influence163
Keys to Successful Partnerships165
Six Types of Involvement166
Sample Practices172
Challenges and Redefinitions178
Expected Results184
Partnerships for Results in Elementary Schools190
Summary Charts for Six Types of Involvement: Practices, Challenges, Redefinitions, and Results194
Structures of Action Teams for Partnerships200
Members of the Action Team for Partnerships202
Levels of Commitment to Partnerships203
Understanding Levels of Commitment204
Small Group Activities for Workshops205
Workshop Warm-Up: Are Two Heads Better Than One?206
Starting Points: An Inventory of Present Practices208
Jumping Hurdles212
School Goals and Results of Partnerships213
Get Ready for Action214
How to Organize Your Action Team for Partnerships215
6.Strengthening Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools217
Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools220
Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High School235
A Goal-Oriented Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools246
Partnerships for Results in Middle and High Schools252
Why Partnerships Are Important in Middle and High Schools258
Special Considerations for Middle and High Schools259
Transitions: Involving Families When Students Move to New Schools260
7.Developing State and District Leadership for Partnerships263
State and District Leadership for School, Family, and Community Partnerships267
State Leadership Roles276
State Leadership Actions277
State Leadership Checklist278
Sample: State Leadership Plan for Partnerships279
Template: States, Districts, and Organizations One-Year Leadership Plan for Partnerships280
District Leadership Roles281
District Leadership Actions282
District Leadership Checklist283
Sample: District Leadership Plan for Partnerships284
What Do Facilitators Do?285
Facilitators' Tasks at the Start of the School Year286
Summary of School Visits287
Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs288
8.Implementing Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)289
How to Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Processes291
Interactive Homework292
Sample TIPS Interactive Homework Activities304
Volunteers in Social Studies and Art313
Sample TIPS Social Studies and Art Presentation315
How Do You Get Started With TIPS Interactive Homework or TIPS Volunteers320
9.Planning and Evaluating Your Partnership Program325
Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships330
Three-Year Outlines--Form T (Types) and Form G (Goals)336
One-Year Action Plans--Form T (Types) and Form G (Goals)343
End-of-Year Evaluations--Form T (Types) and Form G (Goals)353
10.Networking for Best Results on Partnerships365
National Network of Partnership Schools367
Network website, www.partnershipschools.org369
Ordering Information (Corwin order form for Handbook)380

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