Building Three-Way Communication: The Leader's Role in Linking School, Families and Community.
Building Three-Way Communication is an insightful exploration of why home-school-community partnerships are so difficult to create and why they often fail despite a wealth of research that demonstrates the many advantages of these partnerships. The authors provide field-tested and practical suggestions for school leaders who wish to begin building such alliances, and list case studies of successful programs.
They suggest strategies for parent-teacher conferences, creating a school handbook and newsletters, encouraging parent education, developing plans for volunteerism, enlisting community and parental involvement and building strong public awareness.
Each chapter ends with a brief set of questions designed to help educators examine their own values and commitment to establishing and maintaining a climate of partnership. School leaders can use these strategies to develop a comprehensive school-wide plan and take realistic steps toward building a comprehensive program for parent and community involvement. Reviewed by Vandana Sharma, Education Coordinator, AIU/Allegheny County Head Start, Pittsburgh, PA
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|Date:||Dec 22, 1996|
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