This practical manual provides systematic guidance to educators regarding how to form better, more effective working partnerships with the families of the students they serve. Includes: * How-to advice that will result in better academic performance for children. * Response to mandates of the No Child Left Behind Act. * A Workbook to assess current family-school partnering efforts by schools. * An Action Plan Outline to set goals and strategies for family-school partnering. * Do's and Don'ts of family interviewing. * Pre-and/or post-Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes about family-school partnering. * Journal for processing thoughts and reactions. For teachers and school administrators. May also be of interest to school counselors, social workers, and special education personnel.
Christopher G. Petr is a professor at the School of Social Welfare at the University of Kansas.
Chapter 1 Acknowledgments Chapter 2 Introduction Chapter 3 1 Getting on Board with the Basics Chapter 4 2 Family-School Partnerships at the Building and Classroom Levels Chapter 5 3 Family-School Partnerships at the Individual Child Level Chapter 6 4 Formulating School Action Plan and Evaluating Progress Chapter 7 Appendix 1 Survey of Knowledge and Attitudes Chapter 8 Appendix 2 Personal Reflection Journal Chapter 9 Appendix 3 Workbook: Building Family-School Partnerships Chapter 10 Resources Chapter 11 About the Author