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The Parent Difference: Uniting School, Family and Community
The Parent Difference Uniting School Family and Community Author:Kathy Barclay, Elizabeth Boone Establishing and maintaining effective partnerships with families and members of the community are probably the most challenging tasks facing educators today. The Parent Difference explains why these partnerships are difficult to create and how they can be established. — Barclay and Boone state that negativity among school personnel oft... more »en contributes to strained relations with parents and the community at large. Many administrators and staff are unconvinced that parental and community involvement is a strong asset to education.
This book is filled with ideas for turning negative attitudes into positive actions. Tips range from creative ways for sprucing up newsletters to practical tips for hosting open house nights.
Learn the how-to`s of profitable home visits and dynamic volunteer programs. Develop successful ways to communicate your needs to business people and to empower parents to become advocates of American education.« less