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ERIC Number: EJ819907
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-Apr
Pages: 17
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 51
ISSN: ISSN-1547-688X
Links in a Professional Development Chain: Preservice and Inservice Education for Effective Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Epstein, Joyce L.
New Educator, v1 n2 p125-141 Apr 2005
This paper summarizes lessons learned from studies of preservice education and inservice programs of family and community involvement. The research and interventions suggest that a chain of professional development events is needed to prepare educators to conduct and sustain effective programs of school, family, and community partnerships. This starts with college courses and continues with inservice education, ongoing technical assistance and support, and external networking. There are required links, missing and weak links, interconnected links, and ways to strengthen the professional development chain. The discussion yields a blueprint for a professional development system that should produce more and better programs of school, family, and community partnerships. (Contains 1 chart, 1 figure, and 2 footnotes.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
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