9781412960410

Principals Matter : A Guide to School, Family, and Community Partnerships

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  • ISBN13:

    9781412960410

  • ISBN10:

    141296041X

  • Format: Hardcover
  • Copyright: 2009-05-26
  • Publisher: Corwin Pr
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Summary

Examines the principal's essential role in developing equitable and sustainable school-community partnerships, synthesizes research on partnerships and principal leadership, and addresses the inclusion of diverse family groups.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. vii
About the Authorsp. ix
Introduction: Standards for School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 1
Laying the Foundationp. 7
Policy, Theory, and Research on School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 9
Partnerships and Academic Outcomesp. 12
Partnerships and Nonacademic Outcomesp. 20
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 23
Reflection Questionsp. 24
Reculturing Schools for School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 25
Schools as Community Institutionsp. 25
Developing a Coordinated Program of School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 27
Principal Leadership and School Outcomesp. 28
Obstacles to Effective School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 29
Steps Toward Recultured Schoolsp. 32
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 39
Reflection Questionsp. 40
Responding to Diversityp. 41
Fathers and School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 43
Why Fathers Matterp. 43
Father Demographicsp. 45
The Role of Fathersp. 46
Guidelines for Developing Partnership Efforts to Involve Fathersp. 48
Practical Partnership Activitiesp. 51
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 56
Reflection Questionsp. 57
Families of Children With Disabilities and School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 59
IDEA and Children With Disabilitiesp. 60
District and School Outreach to Families of Children With Disabilitiesp. 60
Specific Needs and Experiences of Families of Children With Disabilitiesp. 61
Engagement Strategies for Families of Children With Disabilitiesp. 65
Creating Inclusive Environments for Families of Children with Disabilitiesp. 73
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 75
Reflection Questionsp. 76
Linguistically Diverse Families and School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 77
Growth in Immigration and Limited English Proficient (LEP) Students and Familiesp. 77
LEP Students and Familiesp. 78
LEP Students and NCLBp. 79
Strategies to Facilitate the Involvement of LEP Familiesp. 80
Culturally Intelligent Principal Leadershipp. 88
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 89
Reflection Questionsp. 90
Families Living in Poverty and School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 91
Challenges Faced by Low-Income Familiesp. 91
Avoiding a Deficit Perspectivep. 93
A Collaborative Approachp. 94
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 105
Reflection Questionsp. 106
Maximizing Outcomesp. 107
Evaluating Programs of School, Family, and Community Partnershipsp. 109
Planning an Evaluationp. 110
Collecting Datap. 116
Presenting the Findingsp. 121
Why This Matters for Principalsp. 121
Reflection Questionsp. 122
Concluding Thoughtsp. 123
Referencesp. 127
Indexp. 141
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