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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Actionby Joyce L. Epstein
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1st edition description: ''New Edition of Best Seller '''School, Family, and Community Partnerships is a one-stop survival guide for anyone engaged in starting or improving partnership programs. The detailed, practical information links research findings to effective practices in a most helpful way.'Jane Grinde, Director, Bright Beginnings/Family-School-Community Partnerships, andRuth Anne Landsverk, Families in Education Coordinator Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction'''The research base is evident, and the second edition of the handbook is designed to help educators actually get things done. Everything is included to launch an effective Action Team and to develop a program that links family involvement to school improvement and student achievement.'Arty Dorman, Director of Family &BAD: amp; Community InvolvementSaint Paul Public SchoolsSaint Paul, Minnesota'''The second edition of the Handbook for Action is full of advice, good examples, and information for leaders in elementary, middle, and high schoolsuall based on research. This is an important resource for anyone trying to improve partnerships that support student achievement.'Wendy Harwin, School-Family-Community Partnerships Project CoordinatorConnecticut State Department of Education''A positive program of family and community involvement . . . in a brand new edition ''This research-based framework of six types of involvement guides state and district leaders, school principals, teachers, parents, and community partners to form Action Teams for Partnershipsudynamic groups that plan, implement, evaluate, and continually improve family and community involvement for student success.''CorwinAEs first edition of this Handbook, created by researchers at Johns Hopkins University with input from educators and parents, has been a best-seller for years. Now, Joyce L. Epstein and her colleagues offer even more tools and strategiesuinnovations tested for more than fifteen years that are being used by leaders in schools, districts, and state departments of education across the country to create partnership programs that support school improvement goals.''With this new second edition, youAEll learn how to: ''''Involve the community in school, family, and community partnerships ''Organize more effective Action Teams for Partnerships ''Strengthen partnership programs in middle and high schools ''Implement interactive homework for students to show and share with their families ''Organize successful volunteers in the middle grades ''Conduct state and district leadership activities to help schools develop partnership programs''Plus, youAEll find new examples of successful partnership activities linked to school goals for students, new planning and evaluation tools, and new guidelines and materials for conducting effective training workshops on partnerships.''ItAEs a valuable and time-tested approach with tools that you can use today to build a comprehensive, inclusive, goal-oriented, and permanent program of partnership
This updated edition for building school-community partnerships to increase learning includes new examples, inventories defining leadership roles, and a workshop PowerPoint presentation on CD-ROM.
It's all here-everything you need to start, sustain, and grow an effective, research-based partnership program. With the addition of a CD-ROM, the essential tools are even more accessible, portable, and adaptable to the challenges and opportunities facing our schools.-Joe Munnich, Family and Community Involvement CoordinatorSaint 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 CenterSan 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 connectingfamily/community 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.
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 activitiesIncreased 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
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