ERIC Number: ED473722
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2002
Alliance for Achievement: Building a School Community Focused on Learning.
This report describes the Alliance for Achievement project, a guide for constructing a school community that takes into account influences of the home on school performance. The project began in 1989 when 5 Illinois schools developed a plan to focus parental involvement on "the curriculum of the home" and integrate these efforts into a conception of the school as a community that includes teachers, staff, students, and families of students. This report provides a history and the theory base of the project, along with a literature review on community. The report also recaps the Laboratory for Student Success (LSS) project of 1996-98. In that project, Alliance for Achievement was both a service provided to schools and a vehicle for ongoing research on social capital, curriculum of the home, school community, and factors that affect school learning. Data for the LSS project were collected through the School Community survey administered to 7,600 parents and 1,860 teachers in 53 schools. While this report includes several snapshots from the survey, it provides few concrete findings or conclusions. It does, however, include lessons learned and suggestions for further consideration and implementation of the Alliance for Achievement model. (Contains 10 tables and 32 references.) (WFA)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Community Influence, Community Schools, Community Support, Educational Environment, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Environment, Family Influence, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Parent Empowerment, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Participative Decision Making, Partnerships in Education, Performance Factors, Role of Education, School Community Programs, School Community Relationship
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Mid-Atlantic Lab. for Student Success, Philadelphia, PA.