ERIC Number: ED466818
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 2002
Connecting Schools and Communities through Technology: A School Leader's Guide. Technology Leadership Network Special Report.
Abdal-Haqq, Ismat, Ed.
Families and communities can be valuable allies for professional educators and policymakers working to ensure high levels of student achievement. This publication emphasizes the use of technology to develop sustainable approaches and strategies that fit into a coordinated, comprehensive, and coherent family and community engagement program. It presents concepts and issues, and supplements discussions with practical guidelines; sample tools, such as checklists and surveys; and examples of technology-based outreach activities from actual schools and districts. Chapter 1 provides an overview of the body of research that supports the positive linkage between family and community involvement and high-achieving students and schools. Chapter 2 reports the results of a pilot project developed and managed by the National School Boards Foundation: Xchange: Strengthening Schools through Board Discussions. Chapter 3 looks at the potential for computer-mediated communications to create broad-based learning communities that bring parents, schools, and community members together to advance the interests of students. Chapter 4 consists of an annotated collection of electronic and print resources. The appendices feature a sample parent-involvement policy, lessons in Web site building learned by one district, and guidelines on how to avoid school and district liability for illegal or inappropriate Web site activities. (Contains 58 references.)(RT)
Descriptors: Community Involvement, Community Resources, Educational Technology, Elementary Secondary Education, Outreach Programs, School Community Relationship
National School Boards Association, 1680 Duke Street, Alexandria, VA 22314-3493 (Order no. 03-151-44W; $28 members; $35 nonmembers; bulk discount). Tel: 703-838-6722; Tel: 800-706-6722 (Toll Free); Fax: 703-683-7590; Web site: http://www.nsba.org.
Publication Type: Books; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Policymakers; Community; Practitioners
Authoring Institution: National School Boards Association, Alexandria, VA. Inst. for the Transfer of Technology to Education.
Note: A publication of the National School Board Associations ITTE: Education Technology Programs.