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Developing Home-School Partnerships From Concepts to Practice

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ISBN-10: 0807732303

ISBN-13: 9780807732304

Edition: 1993

Authors: Susan McAllister Swap

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Here, the author applies her experience of home-school relations to provide a detailed overview and practical suggestions for educators working towards strengthening the relationship between educators in local school systems and the most important people in their students' lives - their parents.
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Book details

List price: $20.95
Copyright year: 1993
Publisher: Teachers College Press
Publication date: 6/15/1993
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.924
Language: English

Introduction: The Benefits of Parent Involvement
The Urgent Need for Improved Partnerships
Parent Involvement and Student Achievement
Effects of Parent Involvement on Adults
Barriers to Parent Involvement
Changing Demographics
School Norms That Do Not Support Partnership
Limited Resources to Support Parent Involvement
Lack of Information About How to Establish Partnerships
Barriers from the Parents' Perspective
Three Models of Home-School Relationships
The Protective Model
The School-to-Home Transmission Model
The Curriculum Enrichment Model
A New Vision: The Partnership Model
Goals and Assumptions
Four Elements of a True Partnership Between Home and School
Establishing Two-Way Communication
The Goals of Two-Way Communication
Creating a Culture That Supports Two-Way Communication
Building the Scaffolding
Clarifying the School's Hopes and Expectations
Hearing from Parents
Two-Way Communication During Conferences
Preparation for the Conference
Tips for Conducting Conferences
Common Challenges in Establishing Two-Way Communication
Enhancing Children's Learning at Home and School
Parent Involvement in Children's Learning at School
Creating a Culture at Home That Supports School Success
The Community Connection
Providing Mutual Support
School Support for Parents
Parent Support for Educators
Home-School-Community Linkages
Making Joint Decisions
School-Based Management
Concerns About Joint Decision Making
Suggestions for Joint Decision Making in SBM Councils
Three Paths to Partnership
Path 1. Establishing a Limited Partnership for Children's Learning
Path 2. Building a Comprehensive Program: Networks of Mutual Support
Path 3. Restructuring Schools for Partnership and Student Achievement
About the Author