ERIC Number: ED415003
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1997-Sep
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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action.
Epstein, Joyce L.; Coates, Lucretia; Salinas, Karen Clark; Sanders, Mavis G.; Simon, Beth S.
This handbook serves as a guide for state, district, and school leaders to organize and implement positive and permanent programs of school, family, and community partnerships. The book's eight chapters offer step-by-step strategies to improve school-family-community connections. Chapter 1 summarizes the theory and research on which the handbook is based, describes the framework of six types of involvement, and discusses the "Action Team" approach for developing a comprehensive program of partnerships. Chapter 2 illustrates how the components of the program are applied at the district and school levels. Chapter 3 outlines agendas for short and extended training workshops and year-end celebrations that leaders may conduct to help action teams write plans, share practices, solve problems, and continue program development. Chapter 4 supplies charts and diagrams that can be used as transparencies or handouts in presentations and workshops. Chapter 5 includes an inventory of present practices, 3-year outlines, 1-year action plans, and evaluation forms to establish and continue the program. Chapter 6 contains discussion topics, worksheets, and other forms that support and advance the work of action teams, district facilitators, and state coordinators. Chapter 7 presents additional information for middle and high schools, introduces interactive homework, and summarizes survey instruments. Chapter 8 shows how to join other schools, districts and states in the National Network of Partnership-2000 Schools at Johns Hopkins University to obtain information and assistance, and share ideas and progress. Contains 23 references. (TJQ)
Descriptors: Community Action, Community Involvement, Educational Improvement, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Program Development, School Community Relationship
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