ERIC Number: ED449248
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2000
Family and Community Involvement: Reaching Out to Diverse Populations = La participacion de la familia y la comunidad: El acercamiento a las diversas poblaciones.
Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
This handbook, in English and Spanish, is designed for educators who want to develop meaningful parent and community involvement in public education in culturally and linguistically diverse communities. The advice of leaders of Hispanic, African American, Native American, and Asian communities is incorporated into five strategies to help develop parent participation: (1) know the community and identify leaders and education issues about which the community cares; (2) get smart about communicating with parents and community members; (3) provide extra help for school staff and parents; (4) bridge the gap between families, communities, and schools through welcoming and liaison efforts; and (5) evaluate public engagement efforts regularly. An annotated list of eight resources and a list of seven other organizations are included. (SLD)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Diversity (Student), Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Minority Groups, Parent Participation, Program Development
Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL), 211 East Seventh Street, Austin, TX 78701-3281. Tel: 512-476-6861; Web site: http://sedl/org.
Publication Type: Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Teachers
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Southwest Educational Development Lab., Austin, TX.
Note: This publication was written for SEDL by KSA Plus Communications.