ERIC Number: EJ1046355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
How Can Authentic Community Engagement Be Fostered through Federal Policy?
Voices in Urban Education, n36 p43-49 Win-Spr 2013
Sara McAlister, in her article "Why Community Engagement Matters in School Turnaround," in this issue (p35-42) of "Voices in Urban Education," lays out the strong research base showing that family and community participation is a crucial resource not only for individual student achievement, but also for catalyzing and sustaining school improvement and for building school cultures that support all students. As a follow-up Richard Gray, the Annenberg Institute for School Reform's director of national community organizing and engagement, was asked a few key questions about the implications of this research for identifying best practices and suggesting how federal policy can support them.
Descriptors: Educational Policy, Community Involvement, Federal Legislation, School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship, Educational Improvement, Best Practices, Educational Research, Community Resources, Community Organizations, Leadership Training, Partnerships in Education, Barriers, Educational Change, Change Strategies, Government Role, Interviews
Annenberg Institute for School Reform at Brown University. Brown University, Box 1985, Providence, RI, 02912. Tel: 401-863-7990; Fax: 401-863-1290; e-mail: AISR_info@brown.edu; Web site: http://www.annenberginstitute.org
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED557975