School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action (Paperback)Joyce L. Epstein (author), Mavis G. Sanders (author), Steven B. Sheldon (author), Beth S. Simon (author), Karen Clark Salinas (author), Natalie R. Jansorn (author), Frances L. Van Voorhis (author), Cecelia S. Martin (author), Brenda G. Thomas (author), Marsha D. Greenfield (author)
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Saint Paul Public Schools, MN
'Useful for state leaders as well as districts and schools 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' -Jeana Preston, Director, California Parent Center
San Diego State University Research Foundation
Build partnerships with families and the community to promote equity and student success!
When schools, families, and communities collaborate and share responsibility for students' education, they can make a positive impact on student achievement. Based on 25 years of research, this updated edition of a bestseller details a framework that enables school, district, and state leaders to develop more effective programs for family and community involvement.
A team of well-known experts shows how to create Action Teams for Partnerships and train team members in planning and implementing partnership activities to reach school goals. Educational leaders will also learn how teams can mobilize community resources, resolve challenges to reach all families, evaluate program results, and continue to improve plans and practices over time. This practical handbook includes:
- New examples of successful partnership activities
- Increased attention to connecting familymmunity involvement to goals for student success
- New inventories that define leadership roles
- A CD-ROM with forms and a PowerPoint presentation for workshops, with Spanish translations of selected reproducibles
The comprehensive third edition of School, Family, and Community Partnerships demonstrates a proven approach to implement and sustain inclusive, goal-oriented programs.
Publisher: SAGE Publications Inc
Number of pages: 376
Weight: 1021 g
Dimensions: 279 x 215 x 25 mm
Edition: 3rd Revised edition
"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." -- Melissa T. McQuarrie, Director of Community Relations
"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." -- Jeana Preston, Director, California Parent Center
"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." -- Lorraine Landon, Director, Parent Education Center Coordinator
"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." -- Dave Guzman, Director, Parent Engagement
"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!" -- Jean West Lewis, Family and Community Outreach Specialist
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