School, Family, and Community Partnerships Your Handbook for Action

ISBN-10: 1412959020
ISBN-13: 9781412959025
Edition: 3rd 2009
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List price: $47.95
Edition: 3rd
Copyright year: 2009
Publisher: Corwin Press
Publication date: 11/26/2008
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 376
Size: 8.75" wide x 11.25" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.618
Language: English

1st edition description:''New Edition of Best Seller!'''School, Family, and Community Partnerships is a one-stop survival guide for anyone engaged in starting or improving partnership programs. The detailed, practical information links research findings to effective practices in a most helpful way.'Jane Grinde, Director, Bright Beginnings/Family-School-Community Partnerships, andRuth Anne Landsverk, Families in Education Coordinator Wisconsin Department of Public Instruction'''The research base is evident, and the second edition of the handbook is designed to help educators actually get things done. Everything is included to launch an effective Action Team and to develop a program that links family involvement to school improvement and student achievement.'Arty Dorman, Director of Family &BAD:amp; Community InvolvementSaint Paul Public SchoolsSaint Paul, Minnesota'''The second edition of the Handbook for Action is full of advice, good examples, and information for leaders in elementary, middle, and high schoolsall based on research. This is an important resource for anyone trying to improve partnerships that support student achievement.'Wendy Harwin, School-Family-Community Partnerships Project CoordinatorConnecticut State Department of Education''A positive program of family and community involvement . . . in a brand new edition! ''This research-based framework of six types of involvement guides state and district leaders, school principals, teachers, parents, and community partners to form Action Teams for Partnershipsdynamic groups that plan, implement, evaluate, and continually improve family and community involvement for student success.''Corwins first edition of this Handbook, created by researchers at Johns Hopkins University with input from educators and parents, has been a best-seller for years. Now, Joyce L. Epstein and her colleagues offer even more tools and strategiesinnovations tested for more than fifteen years that are being used by leaders in schools, districts, and state departments of education across the country to create partnership programs that support school improvement goals.''With this new second edition, youll learn how to:''''Involve the community in school, family, and community partnerships ''Organize more effective Action Teams for Partnerships ''Strengthen partnership programs in middle and high schools ''Implement interactive homework for students to show and share with their families ''Organize successful volunteers in the middle grades ''Conduct state and district leadership activities to help schools develop partnership programs''Plus, youll find new examples of successful partnership activities linked to school goals for students, new planning and evaluation tools, and new guidelines and materials for conducting effective training workshops on partnerships.''Its a valuable and time-tested approach with tools that you can use today to build a comprehensive, inclusive, goal-oriented, and permanent program of partnership!

Steven B. Sheldon is a research scientist with the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships and director of research of NNPS at Johns Hopkins University. He is the author of many publications on the implementation and effects of programs for family and community involvement. His work explores how the quality and outreach of school programs of partnerships affect parents' responses and student outcomes, such as student attendance, math achievement, student behavior, reading, and state achievement test scores. His most recent book guides principals in their leadership and work on school, family, and community partnerships (with Mavis Sanders, Corwin Press, 2009). In his current research, Sheldon is studying the influences of parents' social networks, beliefs, and school outreach on patterns of parental involvement at school and at home and results for students. He earned his PhD in educational psychology from Michigan State University.

Karen Clark Salinas is a senior research assistant at the Center on School, Family, and Community Partnerships at Johns Hopkins University. As communications director of the National Network of Partnership Schools, she is editor of Type 2 , the Network's newsletter, and coeditor of the annual collection Promising Partnership Practices . She also coordinates work�shops and provides technical assistance to members by phone, email, and Web site. She is coauthor of the inventory Starting Points that helps schools identify their present practices of partnership; the Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships; and materials for the Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) process. She is also coproducer of the video National Network of Partnership Schools: Working Together for Student Success . She earned her MSW in social work from the University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill.

Acknowledgments
About the Authors
Introduction
A Comprehensive Framework
School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share
Community Involvement in School Improvement: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference
Improving Student Outcomes With School, Family, and Community Partnerships: A Research Review
Use the Framework to Reach School Goals: Stories From the Field
Parenting
Communicating
Volunteering
Learning at Home
Decision Making
Collaborating With the Community
Take an Action Team Approach
Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers
Ten Steps to Success in School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Checklist: Are You Ready?
Who Are the Members of the Action Team for Partnerships?
First ATP Meeting of the Year
Communication Ground Rules
What Do Successful Action Teams for Partnerships Do?
Annual Review of Team Processes
Conduct Workshops
One-Day Team Training Workshop
End-of-Year Celebration Workshop
Select Materials for Presentations and Workshops
Charts: Program Components for Workshops: What Do We Know From U.S. and International Studies of Family and Community Involvement?
Theoretical Model of Overlapping Spheres of Influence
Keys Successful Partnerships
Summary Charts for Six Types of Involvement: Practices, Challenges, and Results
Reach Results for Students in Elementary Schools
Action Teams for Partnerships Structures
Members of the Action Team for Partneships
How Does an ATP Differ From the School Improvement Team or School Council?
Small Group Activities for Workshops
Workshop Warm-Ups
Starting Points: An Inventory of Present Practices
Jumping Hurdles
Reach a Goal for Student Success Using the Six Types of Involvement
School Goals and Results of Partnerships
Get Ready for Action
How to Organize Your Action Team for Partnerships
One-Year Action Plan for Partnerships: Form G-Goals or Form T-Types
Workshop Evaluations
Strengthen Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools
Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High School
A Goal-Oriented Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
Reach Middle and High School Goals Through Partnerships
Why Partnerships Are Important in Middle and High Schools
Special Considerations for Middle and High Schools
Develop District and State Leadership for Partnerships
District and State Leadership for School, Family,and Community Partnerships
Funding Levels and Sources of Funds
Resources for District Leaders: Lead and Succeed: An Inventory of District Leadership and Facilitation Strategies
District Leadership Roles
District Leadership Checklist
Sample: District Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
What Do Facilitators Do?
Facilitators' Tasks at the Start of the School Year
Resources for State Leaders: States Lead and Succeed: An Inventory for Leadership on Partnerships
State Leadership Roles
State Leadership Checklist
Sample: State Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
Resources for District and State Leaders: Template for Districts and States: Leadership Action Plan for Partnerships
Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs
Leadership and Facilitation Strategies for District and State Leaders of Partnerships
Sample Pledges, Compacts, or Contracts
Standards for Excellent Partnership Programs
Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
TIPS Interactive Homework
Ten Purposes of Homework
Sample TIPS Interactive Homework Activities
Volunteers in Social Studies and Art
Sample TIPS Social Studies and Art Presentation
Evaluate Your Partnership Program
Evaluate Programs of Partnership: Critical Considerations
Built-In Evaluations of Program Quality
Simple to Complex Evaluations
Measure of School, Family, and Community Partnerships
Annual Evaluation of Activities: Form G-Goals and Form T-Types
Network With Others for Best Results on Partnerships
National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS)
Network Web Site, www.partnershipschools.org
Index
Ordering Information
Handbook CD

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