ERIC Number: ED347638
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1992-Jun
Reference Count: N/A
School and Family Partnerships.
Epstein, Joyce L.; Connors, Lori J.
Practitioner, v18 n4 Jun 1992
Concerns about and characteristics of family/school partnerships are the theme of this issue of a "newsletter for the on-line administrator." Because of the changing natures of students, families, and schools, school administrators must take a leadership role in facilitating parent involvement in education. The six major types of involvement for comprehensive partnership programs are outlined. These include basic obligations of families; basic obligations of the school; involvement at the school; involvement in home learning; involvement in decision making, governance, and advocacy; and community collaboration. Questions to be considered for organization of partnerships are discussed; some of these include the development of a written policy, a leadership and committee structure, a budget, and an evaluation process. Examples of each type of partnership that has been implemented in middle and high schools are provided. A brief program description and contact information are included. (LMI)
Descriptors: Educational Cooperation, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Middle Schools, Parent Influence, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, School Community Relationship, Secondary Education
National Association of Secondary School Principals, 1904 Research Drive, Reston, VA 22091-1537 ($2; quantity discounts).
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.