Building Family-school Partnerships to Improve Student Outcomes: A Primer for Educators

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Scarecrow Press, 2003 - Education - 75 pages
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This practical manual provides systematic guidance to educators regarding how to form better, more effective working partnerships with the families of the students they serve. Includes: . How-to advice that will result in better academic performance for children. . Response to mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. . A Workbook to assess current family-school partnering efforts by schools. . An Action Plan Outline to set goals and strategies for family-school partnering. . Do's and Don'ts of family interviewing. . Pre-and/or post-Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes about family-school partnering. . Journal for processing thoughts and reactions. For teachers and school administrators. May also be of interest to school counselors, social workers, and special education personnel."
 

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Contents

GETTING ON BOARD WITH THE BASICS
1
FAMILYSCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS AT THE BUILDING AND CLASSROOM LEVELS
19
FAMILYSCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS AT THE INDIVIDUAL CHILD LEVEL
29
FORMULATING SCHOOL ACTION PLAN AND EVALUATING PROGRESS
47
SURVEY OF KNOWLEDGE AND ATTITUDES
59
PERSONAL REFLECTION JOURNAL
60
WORKBOOK BUILDING FAMILYSCHOOL PARTNERSHIPS
64
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Christopher G. Petr is a professor at the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.

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