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School, family, and community partnerships : your handbook for action / Joyce L. Epstein ... [et al.].


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3rd ed. - Thousand Oaks, Calif. : Corwin Press, c2009.
  • Book
  • xiv, 361 p. : ill. ; 29 cm. + 1 CD-ROM (4 3/4 in.)
Includes bibliographical references and index.
  • Acknowledgments About the Authors Introduction 1. A Comprehensive Framework 1.1 School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share 1.2 Community Involvement in School Improvement: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference 1.3 Improving Student Outcomes With School, Family, and Community Partnerships: A Research Review 2. Use the Framework to Reach School Goals: Stories From the Field Type 1- Parenting Type 2- Communicating Type 3- Volunteering Type 4- Learning at Home Type 5- Decision Making Type 6- Collaborating With the Community 3. Take an Action Team Approach Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers Ten Steps to Success in School, Family, and Community Partnerships Checklist: Are You Ready? Who Are the Members of the Action Team for Partnerships? First ATP Meeting of the Year Communication Ground Rules What Do Successful Action Teams for Partnerships Do? Annual Review of Team Processes 4. Conduct Workshops One-Day Team Training Workshop End-of-Year Celebration Workshop 5. Select Materials for Presentations and Workshops Charts: Program Components for Workshops: What Do We Know From U.S. and International Studies of Family and Community Involvement? Theoretical Model of Overlapping Spheres of Influence Keys Successful Partnerships Summary Charts for Six Types of Involvement: Practices, Challenges, and Results Reach Results for Students in Elementary Schools Action Teams for Partnerships Structures Members of the Action Team for Partneships How Does an ATP Differ From the School Improvement Team or School Council? Small Group Activities for Workshops Workshop Warm-Ups Starting Points: An Inventory of Present Practices Jumping Hurdles Reach a Goal for Student Success Using the Six Types of Involvement School Goals and Results of Partnerships Get Ready for Action How to Organize Your Action Team for Partnerships One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships: Form G-Goals or Form T-Types Workshop Evaluations 6. Strengthen Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools 6.1 Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools 6.2 Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High School 6.3 A Goal-Oriented Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools Reach Middle and High School Goals Through Partnerships Why Partnerships Are Important in Middle and High Schools Special Considerations for Middle and High Schools 7. Develop District and State Leadership for Partnerships District and State Leadership for School, Family, and Community Partnerships Funding Levels and Sources of Funds Resources for District Leaders: Lead and Succeed: An Inventory of District Leadership and Facilitation Strategies District Leadership Roles District Leadership Checklist Sample: District Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships What Do Facilitators Do? Facilitators' Tasks at the Start of the School Year Resources for State Leaders: States Lead and Succeed: An Inventory for Leadership on Partnerships State Leadership Roles State Leadership Checklist Sample: State Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships Resources for District and State Leaders: Template for Districts and States: Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs Leadership and Facilitation Strategies for District and State Leaders of Partnerships Sample Pledges, Compacts, or Contracts Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs 8. Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) TIPS Interactive Homework Ten Purposes of Homework Sample TIPS Interactive Homework Activities Volunteers in Social Studies and Art Sample TIPS Social Studies and Art Presentation 9. Evaluate Your Partnership Program Evaluate Programs of Partnership: Critical Considerations Built-In Evaluations of Program Quality Simple to Complex Evaluations Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships Annual Evaluation of Activities: Form G-Goals and Form T-Types 10. Network With Others for Best Results on Partnerships National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS) Network Web Site, www.partnershipschools.org Index Ordering Information Handbook CD.
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Publisher's Summary:
'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, and Ruth 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 Community Involvement, Saint Paul Public Schools, Saint 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 schools - all 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 Coordinator, Connecticut 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 Partnerships dynamic groups that plan, implement, evaluate, and continually improve family and community involvement for student success'. 'Corwin's 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 strategies innovations 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, you'll 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; and, conduct state and district leadership activities to help schools develop partnership programs. Plus, you'll 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. It's 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!.
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Shortlisted for Association of Educational Publishers Distinguished Achievement Award 2009.
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Epstein, Joyce Levy.

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