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Beyond the bake sale : the essential guide to family-school partnerships

Author: Anne T Henderson; et al
Publisher: New York : New Press, 2007.
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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Anne T Henderson; et al
ISBN: 9781565848887 1565848888
OCLC Number: 70167562
Description: xiv, 338 p. ; 24 cm.
Contents: Why partnerships are important --
Introduction: why bother to read this book? --
What is a family-school partnership supposed to look like? --
Getting started : building the relationship --
Ready, set, go! how do you know if you're really open to partnership? --
Developing relationships : how can you build trust instead of blaming each other? --
Checklist : how family-friendly is your school? --
Guidelines for action from research --
Linking to learning : how will involving parents help your test scores? --
Checklist : how closely is your school's parent involvement program linked to student learning? --
Addressing differences : how can you relate to families who don't share the same culture and values? --
Checklist : how well is your school bridging class and cultural differences? --
Supporting advocacy : how can you transform pushy parents into partners you can work with? --
Checklist : how well does your school support parents as advocates? --
Sharing power : who's in charge here? --
Checklist : how well is your school sharing power and practicing democracy? --
Scaling up : why can't all schools create strong partnerships with families? --
Checklist : how well does your district practice family and community engagement? --
Resources and tools --
Help! where can you find useful resources to build your partnership? --
Chapter topics --
Selected resources --
Recommended reading from the San Diego Pals book club --
Tools : where do we start? --
Attitude check exercise --
Code of conduct for your school --
tips --
Conference checklist --
District policy on family-school partnerships --
elements to --
Include --
Family involvement coordinator --
sample job description --
Family welcome questionnaire --
Homework survey --
Needs assessment survey --
Parent review --
Parent survey --
School climate survey --
School family involvement policy --
tips --
Welcoming letter sample --
Appendix 1: recommendations from the Boston task force report on family and community engagement.
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