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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, Teachers College, Columbia University
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 232
Size: 6.00" wide x 9.00" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 0.902
Language: English

Foreword
Preface
Introduction: The Benefits of Parent Involvement
The Urgent Need for Improved Partnerships
Parent Involvement and Student Achievement
Effects of Parent Involvement on Adults
Summary
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
Summary
Three Models of Home-School Relationships
The Protective Model
The School-to-Home Transmission Model
The Curriculum Enrichment Model
Summary
A New Vision: The Partnership Model
Goals and Assumptions
Illustrations
Evaluation
Four Elements of a True Partnership Between Home and School
Summary
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
Summary
Two-Way Communication During Conferences
Preparation for the Conference
Tips for Conducting Conferences
Common Challenges in Establishing Two-Way Communication
Summary
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
Summary
Providing Mutual Support
School Support for Parents
Parent Support for Educators
Home-School-Community Linkages
Summary
Making Joint Decisions
School-Based Management
Concerns About Joint Decision Making
Suggestions for Joint Decision Making in SBM Councils
Summary
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
Summary
Conclusion
References
Appendixes
Index
About the Author