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Grounded in the values, emerging issues, and dynamics impacting the school community and educational programs today, Creating Effective Community Partnerships for School Improvementexplores research-based strategies for educational leaders to implement in order to develop and sustain effective partnerships. This book places the school within the broad community which comprises a number of key players, including school leaders, classroom teachers, private foundations, higher education institutions, business and community based organizations, and government agencies. Encouraging leaders to embrace this broad community of stakeholders, Carter shows that an environment that supports effective teaching and learning is possible. This is an important text for aspiring and practicing administrators interested in creating effective parternships for school improvement. Features included: Reflective Exercises, Cases, and Portfolio Building Activities to help aspiring and practicing leaders make on-the-ground connections Learning Objectives, Key Terms, and Additional resources to further engage readers Aligned to the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards Focus on the often overlooked and underutilized college and university partnerships