Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield
Number of pages: 282
Weight: 426 g
Dimensions: 227 x 153 x 21 mm
All school board members and educators should read The Politics of Authentic Engagement. This practical book and its workbook provide strategies on how to engage underserved populations, busy, overwhelmed families and community members who have too much to do and are angry and confused in the present environment of polarization and self-righteousness. As school board members we must engage our stakeholders in civil community dialogue that is focused on solving problems that affect them and their children so they will share in the responsibility for the success of all students. Politics of Authentic Engagement shows us how. -- Lesley Dahlkemper, past board president and current board member Jefferson County Board of Education, Colorado (JEFFCO)
No one in the country has more experience than Kathy Leslie in listening closely to multiple school stakeholders, and then using that input to build understanding and broaden ownership of any recommended changes. These books provide decades of wisdom and practical advice. -- Adam Kernan-Schloss, president and CEO, KSA-Plus Communications, Arlington, Virginia
If you aspire to effectively engage each family in meaningful work that supports student success, and to develop parent leaders among all your stakeholders including families of color read The Politics of Authentic Engagement. Written by a leader in advanced engagement work Kathy Leslie arms the reader with perspectives, tools, templates and strategies to build a culture of stakeholder engagement and responsibility for the successful performance of all students. -- Joe Krumm APR, past president National School Public Relations Association and public relations director North Clackamas School District, Milwaukie Oregon
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