Detailed study of theoretical and policy topics and issues related to education studies. May be repeated for credit with different topics. May not be taken pass/fail.
Current Semester InformationEva Weisz
390A: Tps:School-Community Rel
A key correlate of high-performing schools, according to the research conducted on effective schools since the early 1980's (Edmonds, Brookover, Lezotte), is a high level of parent and community involvement in the school environment. In such schools, communication and partnerships between and among faculty and staff, students, parents and community members is a priority. The course explores both the theoretical principles and the practices of developing and maintaining positive school-community relationships, decision making patterns and communication processes. Issues such as the current political culture of schooling, barriers that thwart partnerships and specific tools for and ways of collaborating are covered.