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What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership

What Every Principal Should Know About School-Community Leadership

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School Management | Team Building

February 2006 | 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.

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


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


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

Early Childhood Education Centers

After School Programs


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

"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

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Chapter 1


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ISBN: 9781412915892