Everybody's House - The Schoolhouse
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Everybody's House - The Schoolhouse
Best Techniques for Connecting Home, School, and Community


© 1997 | 168 pages | Corwin

Conclusive evidence shows that students in schools that emphasize parental and community participation outperform students in other schools.

Everybody's House—The Schoolhouse provides principals and other educators with practical techniques—based on case studies of successful programs—on how to reach out to parents, families, and other community members and keep them involved.

Learn how to

  • Design at-home and in-school involvement programs that work
  • Provide purposeful opportunities for parents and other volunteers
  • Include parents in decision making
  • Engage community stakeholders and high-tech resources
  • Create business/school partnerships, including school-to-work programs
  • Reach diverse families and "unreachable" parents

Involved families and community members benefit the entire school and district. Bridge the gap between home, school, and community, and build this essential foundation of support at your school.

"By the year 2000, every school will promote partnerships that will increase parental involvement and participation in promoting the social, emotional, and academic growth of children."

—Goal 8, Parent Participation Goal
National Education Goals, Goals 2000

 
Introduction
 
Connecting Home and School
Parent/Family Involvement and Student Success  
 
Families of Today and Tomorrow
Who Are They? Society's Changing Demographics  
 
Reaching Out to Parents and Families
Getting and Keeping Them Involved  
 
Parent/Family-Involvement Programs That Work
The Best Ideas from the Best Schools  
 
Connecting School and Community
Reaching Your Stakeholders  
 
Community-Involvement Programs That Work
The Best Ideas from the Best Schools  
 
School/Business Partnerships
A Mutually Beneficial Alliance  
 
Unreachable Parents
Reachable Children  

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