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Building School-Community Partnerships Collaboration for Student Success

ISBN-10: 1412917654
ISBN-13: 9781412917650
Edition: 2006
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Book details

List price: $30.95
Copyright year: 2006
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/2/2005
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 144
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 0.50" tall
Weight: 0.660
Language: English

'Building School-Community Partnerships' emphasizes the importance of community involvement for effective school functioning, student support and well-being, and community health and development. This book explores different types of school-community partnerships and offers a model outline for effective implementation.

Foreword
Preface
Acknowledgments
About the Author
Community Involvement: Why and What?
Rationales for Community Involvement in Schools
Community Involvement in Schools: Form and Fashion
Obstacles to Community Partnerships
Summary
A Closer Look at Common Community Partnerships
Business Partnerships
University Partnerships
Service Learning Partnerships
School-Linked Service Integration
Faith-Based Partnerships
Summary
Components of Successful Community Partnerships
High-Functioning Schools
Student-Centered Learning Environments
Effective Partnership Teams
Principal Leadership
External Support
Summary
Building Capacity for Successful Community Partnerships: A Vignette
The School
The Goal
The Team
The Project
The Community Partners
The Results
Lessons Learned
Summary
Bringing the Community In: An Elementary School Story
Background
Community Partners
Commitment to Students' Learning
Principal Leadership
Action Team for Partnerships
Welcoming School Climate
Two-Way Communication
Summary
Creating Closer Community Ties: A High School Study
Background
Principal Leadership
A Student Focus
Community Partners and Activities
Summary
Promising Practices for Community Partnerships
Goal--Improve Reading (2004)
Goal--Improve Math Skills (2003)
Goal--Increase Students' Awareness of Career Opportunities (2001)
Goal--Improve Ninth-Grade Performance on State Proficiency Exam (2002)
Goal--Improve Student Writing and Technology Skills (2002)
Goal--Improve Student Reading (2002)
Goal--Improve School Landscaping (2002)
Goal--Provide Community Service (2002)
Goal--Improve Student Oral and Written Communication (2004)
Goal--Improve Facilities for Students With Disabilities (2004)
Goal--Improve Student Science Skills (2000)
Goal--Provide Afterschool Activities for Middle School Students (2000)
Summary
Preparing Educational Leaders for Community Partnerships: A Workshop Agenda
Building Community Partnerships Agenda
Summary
Concluding Thoughts
Sample Activities
Locating Community Partners
Improving the Partnership Process
Improving Community Partnership Quality
Garnering Principal Support for Partnerships
Sample Letters
Partnership Communication
Partnership Activity Follow-Up
Endnotes
References
Index

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