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School/community relations & school/home relations

See below for a selection of the latest books from School/community relations & school/home relations category. Presented with a red border are the School/community relations & school/home relations books that have been lovingly read and reviewed by the experts at Lovereading. With expert reading recommendations made by people with a passion for books and some unique features Lovereading will help you find great School/community relations & school/home relations books and those from many more genres to read that will keep you inspired and entertained. And it's all free!

The Social Media Imperative School Leadership and Strategies for Success

The Social Media Imperative School Leadership and Strategies for Success

Author: Kristin Magette Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 01/05/2018

Leaders have a tremendous opportunity to embrace social media for teaching, learning, and communicating - and the time is now. This practical guide can help anyone implement social media in a school system, while managing risk. Learn steps to create policy, procedures, and guidelines, as well as strategies to help open the minds of reluctant colleagues. Understand how to use live video, social leadership, and effective monitoring to increase engagement and, ultimately, build trust.

Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning

Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning

Author: Margaret Caspe Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/04/2018

The technology revolution has made it critical for all children to understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or risk being left behind. Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning explores how families, schools, and communities can join together to promote student success in STEM by building organized and equitable pathways for family engagement across all of the settings in which students learn - including, schools, early childhood programs, homes, libraries and museums -from the earliest years through adolescence. This thought-provoking monograph includes three main sections with chapters from leading thinkers in the field: The first section provides the theoretical and research base for the importance of family engagement in STEM and draws out the challenges and opportunities that exist- from the transmission of adults' anxiety and lack of confidence in their own STEM skills, to inequalities in out-of-school learning opportunities, to biases and misconceptions about the kinds of STEM supports offered by families from low-income and immigrant homes. The second section builds on this research by presenting success stories, best practices, and approaches to engaging families in STEM. The final section focuses on how policies at the local, state, and federal level can support the promotion of family engagement in STEM. Taken together, the monograph shows that STEM is a powerful mechanism to connect, engage, and empower families. STEM provides opportunities for parents and children to spend time together asking fun and meaningful questions that link in-and out-of-school learning. STEM creates new experiences for families to co-construct and support learning with their children from the earliest years throughout formal schooling and onto college and career pathways. STEM also presents possibilities for families to build confidence and agency in supporting children's interests; especially those families who might be marginalized because of their economic or language status, race, or culture.

Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning

Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning

Author: Margaret Caspe Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/04/2018

The technology revolution has made it critical for all children to understand science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) or risk being left behind. Promising Practices for Engaging Families in STEM Learning explores how families, schools, and communities can join together to promote student success in STEM by building organized and equitable pathways for family engagement across all of the settings in which students learn - including, schools, early childhood programs, homes, libraries and museums -from the earliest years through adolescence. This thought-provoking monograph includes three main sections with chapters from leading thinkers in the field: The first section provides the theoretical and research base for the importance of family engagement in STEM and draws out the challenges and opportunities that exist- from the transmission of adults' anxiety and lack of confidence in their own STEM skills, to inequalities in out-of-school learning opportunities, to biases and misconceptions about the kinds of STEM supports offered by families from low-income and immigrant homes. The second section builds on this research by presenting success stories, best practices, and approaches to engaging families in STEM. The final section focuses on how policies at the local, state, and federal level can support the promotion of family engagement in STEM. Taken together, the monograph shows that STEM is a powerful mechanism to connect, engage, and empower families. STEM provides opportunities for parents and children to spend time together asking fun and meaningful questions that link in-and out-of-school learning. STEM creates new experiences for families to co-construct and support learning with their children from the earliest years throughout formal schooling and onto college and career pathways. STEM also presents possibilities for families to build confidence and agency in supporting children's interests; especially those families who might be marginalized because of their economic or language status, race, or culture.

Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education

Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education

Author: R. Martin Reardon Format: Hardback Release Date: 30/03/2018

Following on from the preceding volume in this series that focused on innovation and implementation in the context of school-university-community collaborations in rural places, this volume explores the positive impact of such collaborations in rural places, focusing specifically on the change agency of such collaborations. The relentless demand of urban places in general for the food and resources (e.g., mineral and energy resources) originating in rural places tends to overshadow the impact of the inevitable changes wrought by increasing efficiency in the supply chain. Youth brought-up in rural places tend to gravitate to urban places for higher education and employment, social interaction and cultural affordances, and only some of them return to enrich their places of origin. On one hand, the outcome of the arguable predominance of more populated areas in the national consciousness has been described as urbanormativity -a sense that what happens in urban areas is the norm. By implication, rural areas strive to approach the norm. On the other hand, a mythology of rural places as repositories of traditional values, while flattering, fails to take into account the inherent complexities of the rural context. The chapters in this volume are grouped into four parts-the first three of which explore, in turn, collaborations that target instructional leadership, increase opportunities for underserved people, and target wicked problems. The fourth part consists of four chapters that showcase international perspectives on school-university-community collaborations between countries (Australia and the United States), within China, within Africa, and within Australia. The overwhelming sense of the chapters in this volume is that the most compelling evidence of impact of school-university community collaborations in rural places emanates from collaborations brokered by schools-communities to which universities bring pertinent resources.

Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education

Making a Positive Impact in Rural Places Change Agency in the Context of School-University-Community Collaboration in Education

Author: R. Martin Reardon Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 30/03/2018

Following on from the preceding volume in this series that focused on innovation and implementation in the context of school-university-community collaborations in rural places, this volume explores the positive impact of such collaborations in rural places, focusing specifically on the change agency of such collaborations. The relentless demand of urban places in general for the food and resources (e.g., mineral and energy resources) originating in rural places tends to overshadow the impact of the inevitable changes wrought by increasing efficiency in the supply chain. Youth brought-up in rural places tend to gravitate to urban places for higher education and employment, social interaction and cultural affordances, and only some of them return to enrich their places of origin. On one hand, the outcome of the arguable predominance of more populated areas in the national consciousness has been described as urbanormativity -a sense that what happens in urban areas is the norm. By implication, rural areas strive to approach the norm. On the other hand, a mythology of rural places as repositories of traditional values, while flattering, fails to take into account the inherent complexities of the rural context. The chapters in this volume are grouped into four parts-the first three of which explore, in turn, collaborations that target instructional leadership, increase opportunities for underserved people, and target wicked problems. The fourth part consists of four chapters that showcase international perspectives on school-university-community collaborations between countries (Australia and the United States), within China, within Africa, and within Australia. The overwhelming sense of the chapters in this volume is that the most compelling evidence of impact of school-university community collaborations in rural places emanates from collaborations brokered by schools-communities to which universities bring pertinent resources.

Community Service Programs in Independent Schools The Processes of Implementation and Institutionalization of Peripheral Educational Innovations

Community Service Programs in Independent Schools The Processes of Implementation and Institutionalization of Peripheral Educational Innovations

Author: Lee M. Levison Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/03/2018

Published in 1994, this book examines the processes through which independent school community service programs, as educational innovations, become more or less institutionalized in nine independent schools. The author considers school sponsored opportunities for students to serve in community-based organizations such as hospitals, day-care centres and nursing homes, and the aspects that influence the effectiveness of such programs. As a result of the study our understanding of the processes and factors that appear to be associated with program institutionalization are deepened. The rationales underlying independent school community programs are also examined. Finally the book raises questions for further research in independent schools regarding the nature of change, the program development process, and the role of affective education.

Quelques Pens es Sur l' ducation

Quelques Pens es Sur l' ducation

Author: Locke-J Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts

Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts

Author: Katherine E.L. Norris Format: Hardback Release Date: 28/02/2018

Despite the ever-changing demographics of the United States and decisions made by the Supreme Court, racial tensions and turmoil continue to affect daily life in a multitude of environments. In educational environments, advancements in teaching technologies, in conjunction with these tensions, require a cooperation between parents and school personnel to promote student success. Social Justice and Parent Partnerships in Multicultural Education Contexts is a critical scholarly resource that explores the importance of cooperation between parents, teachers, and administrators to create valuable support systems that will promote student success through strategies using social justice. Featuring coverage on a wide range of topics, such as parent collaboration, bilingualism, and community-based partnerships, this book is geared toward academicians, researchers, and teachers seeking current research on the importance of cooperation between parents and education professionals in encouraging positive student outcomes in multicultural learning environments.

Quelques Pens es Sur l' ducation

Quelques Pens es Sur l' ducation

Author: Locke-J Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 28/02/2018

The Unschooling Journey A Field Guide

The Unschooling Journey A Field Guide

Author: Pam Laricchia Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2018