ENGAGING FAMILIES & COMMUNITIES: Pathways to Educational Success.Larry E. Decker, Virginia Virginia, state, United States
Virginia, state of the south-central United States. It is bordered by the Atlantic Ocean (E), North Carolina and Tennessee (S), Kentucky and West Virginia (W), and Maryland and the District of Columbia (N and NE). A. Decker, Mary Decker, Mary See Slaney, Mary. Richardson Boo, Gloria A. Gregg, & Joanne Erickson. Sponsored by the National Community Education Association in cooperation with Florida Atlantic University “FAU” redirects here. For other uses, see FAU (disambiguation).
Florida Atlantic University, also referred to as FAU or Florida Atlantic, is a public, coeducational research university with its main campus in Boca Raton, Florida, United States. . Decker & Associates, 2000. 123 pp. Today's education challenges require educators to involve families and communities when designing and instituting meaningful educational reform. The authors present a comprehensive guidebook that will assist educators in developing a family-school-community involvement program.
The authors set forth seven basic family-community involvement strategies: 1) encourage increased use of community resources and volunteers to augment aug·ment
v. aug·ment·ed, aug·ment·ing, aug·ments
1. To make (something already developed or well under way) greater, as in size, extent, or quantity: the educational curricula; 2) develop educational partnerships between schools and public and private service providers; 3) use public education facilities as community service centers for meeting the educational, social, health, cultural, and recreational needs of all ages and sectors of the community; 4) develop an environment that fosters lifelong learning Lifelong learning is the concept that "It's never too soon or too late for learning", a philosophy that has taken root in a whole host of different organisations. Lifelong learning is attitudinal; that one can and should be open to new ideas, decisions, skills or behaviors. ; 5) establish community involvement processes in educational planning and decision making; 6) provide a responsive, community-based support system for collective action among all educational and community agencies to address both community quality-of-life issues and special needs; and 7) develop a system that facilitates home-school-community communication.
Throughout the text, the authors present a rationale rationale (rash´nal´),
n the fundamental reasons used as the basis for a decision or action. for addressing each strategy, as well as relevant research, examples, and tips. Also included is a comprehensive directory of relevant associations and Web site information organized by major focus or content area.
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