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School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action (With CD-ROM) 4ed

by Joyce L Epstein, Mavis G Sanders and Steven B Sheldon et al Corwin Press
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Changes to this edition:

· From a Reviewer- “This book gently reminded me through the examples, vignettes, cases, stories, etc. that there is so much more I can and need to do to adequately increase partnerships. This book also gives guidance to leaders on how they can simply and easily involve everyone to increase the involvement.” Even so- more broad based examples will be added per reviewer request.

    • Chapter Six will be expanded with an explanation of why partnerships are important in elementary schools and special considerations for elementary schools.

    • NCLB will be updated and references to CCSS will be added along with family, community discussions of implementation as well as resistance.

· A new chapter will be included on how to utilize new social media channels and resources. How do these fit into the types and how can they be used to expand partnerships?

    • Since the book features many previously published chapters and articles, it does not always flow easily. The introduction sections in each chapter will be enhanced to make transitions easier for readers.

· Chapter 8 about homework will be updated with new research and examples as well as alignment of the TIPS Interactive Homework examples with the Common Core Standards.

· Margin notes on key ideas will be added per reviewer #5

    • An updated CD-ROM with forms and a PowerPoint presentation for workshops


About the Authors
1. A Comprehensive Framework
1.1. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Caring for the Children We Share
1.2. School-Community Partnerships: The Little Extra That Makes a Big Difference
1.3. Improving Student Outcomes with School, Family, and Community Partnerships: A Research Review
2. Use the Framework to Reach School Goals'Stories from the Field
Six Types of Involvement to Improve School Climate and Student Success
3. Take an Action Team Approach
Organizing an Effective Action Team for Partnerships: Questions and Answers
4. Conduct Workshops
One-Day Team-Training Workshop
Components of a One-Day Team-Training Workshop
Planning an End-of-Year Celebration Workshop
5. Select Materials for Presentations and Workshops
Presentations and Handouts
Small Group Activities for Workshops
6. Strengthen Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
Improving School, Family, and Community Partnerships in Middle and High Schools
Predictors and Effects of Family Involvement in High Schools
A Goal-Linked Approach to Partnership Programs in Middle and High Schools
7. Strengthen District and State Leadership for Partnerships
Tools for District Leaders
Tools for State Leaders
Tools for District, Organization, and State Leaders
District and State Leadership for School, Family, and Community Partnerships
8. Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS)
TIPS Interactive Homework
TIPS Volunteers in Social Studies and Art
How to Implement Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS) Processes
9. Evaluate Your Partnership Program
Evaluate Partnership Programs: Critical Considerations

We believe that effective and equitable programs of partnership require multi-level leadership.  When state, regional, and district leaders and school Action Teams for Partnerships use this practical book with its ready-made tools and training materials, they will see that working with parents as partners increases students’ learning and development.

Joyce L. Epstein - The Johns Hopkins University

Mavis G. Sanders - University of Maryland, Baltimore County, USA, The Johns Hopkins University

Steven B. Sheldon - The Johns Hopkins University

Beth S. Simon - Blue Shield of California

Karen Clark Salinas - The Johns Hopkins University

Natalie Rodriguez Jansorn - The Johns Hopkins University

Frances L. Van Voorhis - The Johns Hopkins University

Cecelia S. Martin - Maryland Parental Information Resource Center, John Hopkins University, USA

Brenda G. Thomas - The Johns Hopkins University

Marsha D. Greenfeld - The Johns Hopkins University

Darcy J. Hutchins - Colorado Department of Education, Denver, The Johns Hopkins University

Kenyatta J. Williams - Prince George's County Public Schools. Maryland