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What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership
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What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership



November 2005 | 136 pages | Corwin
The fourth of a seven-part series, What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership, recognizes that headteachers are involved in ongoing, deep community partnerships that ultimately and most importantly support student learning.

In this book, aspiring, new, and experienced headteachers will learn how to:

o Reach out to parents and the community

o Build better school-community alliances

o Use community partnerships to narrow the achievement gap

Filled with examples, strategies, and resources, this essential resource allows headteachers to make immediate improvements in school-community outreach efforts and goals.


 
Dedication
 
Acknowledgments
 
About the Author
 
Questionnaire: Before We Get Started…
 
1. Introduction
Case Study and Reflective Questions

 
 
2. Best Practices in Reaching Out to Parents
Learning Together

 
Empower Parents

 
Provide Training

 
Establish Parent Coordinators

 
Foster Parental Success

 
Publicize Student Presentations

 
Solicit Parent and Community Involvement

 
Develop Parent Involvement Activities

 
Conclusion

 
 
3. Best Practices in Building Community Alliances
Consider Six Types of Involvement

 
Form a Community Advisory Committee

 
Undertake Community Building

 
Plan Together

 
Develop an After School Program

 
Involve Parents and Community

 
Avoid Barriers to Implementation

 
Become Media Savvy

 
Become Part of a Professional Development School (PDS) Initiative

 
Conclusion

 
 
4. Using Community Resources and Reforms to Close the Black-White Achievement Gap
School-Community Clinics

 
Early Childhood Education Centers

 
After School Programs

 
Conclusion

 
 
Conclusion: Making School-Community Relations a Reality
 
Resource A: Realities of School-Community Leadership: In-Basket Simulations
 
Resource B: Assessing Your Role in School-Community Relations
 
Resource C: An Annotated Bibliography of Best Resources
 
References
 
Index

"A comprehensive, useful guide. It includes questionnaires and response analysis, a case study with reflective questions, and self-assessment resources."

Curriculum Connections, Fall 2006
School Library Journal

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

Preface


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ISBN: 9781412915892
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