ERIC Number: ED494521
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2006-Oct
Community & Family Engagement. Principals Share What Works
Berg, Amy C.; Melaville, Atelia; Blank, Martin J.
Coalition for Community Schools
This paper explores ways in which principals of community schools--and other principals who, though they may not yet identify their schools as community schools, are responding in a very similar manner--work successfully with community partners, families, and other key stakeholders to improve student outcomes. By reflecting on the topic from the perspective of principals, the text offers insights about why they engage community, why doing so is hard, and what strategies and approaches they find most effective. This information could be valuable to principals who devote their energy and passion to the education of America's children. It also will inform the work of school systems, which must support their principals in this work, and of those involved in developing the next generation of principals. (Contains 5 figures and 20 notes.) [This report sponsored by the MetLife Foundation.]
Descriptors: Principals, Community Schools, School Community Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Parent School Relationship, Strategic Planning, Elementary Schools, Administrator Role, Academic Achievement, Administrator Attitudes
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Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Authoring Institution: Coalition for Community Schools, Washington, DC.; National Association of Secondary School Principals, Reston, VA.; National Association of Elementary School Principals, Washington, DC.