ERIC Number: ED446156
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2000
Reference Count: N/A
Engaging Families and Communities: Pathways to Educational Success.
Decker, Larry E.; Decker, Virginia A.
This book is intended to help educators weave some of the best ideas for creating and maintaining family and community engagement into a comprehensive family-school-community involvement program tailored to their own communities. The goal of such an initiative must be to help all children succeed academically so that they can live productive lives in health communities. The chapters of this book address various aspects of a comprehensive home-school-community involvement plan. They present a rationale for addressing particular areas; relevant research; suggested considerations, examples, and tips; and a list of references and Web sites for further information. The chapters are: (1) "Family and Community Involvement: Principles and Strategies"; (2) "Understanding Your Community"; (3) "The Essential Role of Communities"; (4) "Home and School as Partners"; (5) "School-Community Collaboration"; (6) "School Public Relations: Bridging the Gap"; (7) "Dealing with Political Realities"; (8) "School Safety and Crisis Management"; (9) "Planning and Evaluating a Comprehensive Home-School-Community Relations Program"; and (10) "Making Friends before You Need Them." Two appendixes list contact information for organizational and associations and Web sites by major focus or content area. Each chapter contains references. (SLD)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Involvement, Educational Change, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Programs, Parent Participation, Partnerships in Education
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Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: National Community Education Association, Alexandria, VA.; Florida Atlantic Univ., Boca Raton.
Authoring Institution: Decker (Larry E.) and Associates, Boca Raton, FL.