educ545 | Graduate
Family Engagement And Community Involvement
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Collaborating With Families and the School Community
- Describe ethical issues to consider when working with community groups.
- Develop a multifaceted plan that enables the community and school to serve each other to develop relevant and needed services.
- Discuss the characteristics of effective collaboration.
- Explore ways to foster collaboration and involvement between parents, families, and schools.
- Identify approaches to promote school–home connections.
- Describe ethical issues to consider when working with parents and families.
- Synthesize current research findings on school and community relations.
- Assess the demographics, dynamics, issues, and trends of a diverse school community and the implications for partnerships and collaborations.
- Explore ways to promote collaboration of parents, families, and schools with the community.
Collaborating With the Business Community
- Examine a school’s current partnerships with business groups in the community.
- Identify opportunities for establishing partnerships with community businesses.
- Describe ethical issues to consider when working with business groups.
- Create a process for building and maintaining a reciprocal partnership with community businesses.
Empowerment, Advocacy, and Decision Making
- Describe ways to empower parents and families to advocate for their children.
- Explain ways to promote an equal partnership between parents, families, and schools with regard to decision making.
- Examine ways to get parents and families involved in informing, influencing, and creating school policies, practices, and programs.
Communicating With Parents and Families
- Examine ways to promote regular, two-way, meaningful communication between parents, families, and schools.
- Explore ways to promote an atmosphere for parents and families so that they feel welcome, valued, and connected to school staff.
- Discuss strategies for working with students, parents, and families from diverse sociocultural backgrounds.
- Determine methods to improve parent-teacher conferences.
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