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Title:  Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 2: Building a cultural bridge
Description: The Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and Community as Partners in Education provides resources for school staff to build relationships with families and community members and to support family well-being, strong parent-child relationships, and studentsí ongoing learning and development. Originally developed for the Guam Alliance for Family and Community Engagement in Education, the Toolkit is based on information from a variety of sources that address engagement in diverse communities. Part 2 of the toolkit provides tools and activities to utilize the strengths of families and community members, and to help families establish active roles within the school community in support of student learning. Part 2 is divided into two sections: tapping into the strengths of families and communities and establishing roles for building family and community engagement. Each section includes an introduction, summary of key points and related research, and activities that can be used with family and community members. The activities emphasize a strengths-based approach and are designed to help school staff and family members establish positive roles within a partnership working toward co-constructed goals for student success.
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Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 20, 2016
Print Release: September 20, 2016
Publication #: REL 2016151
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Center/Program: REL
Associated Centers: NCEE
Authors: Maria Elena Garcia, Kay Frunzi, and Ceri B. Dean: McREL International; Nieves Flores: Guam Center for Excellence in Developmental Disabilities Education, Research, and Service; Kirsten B. Miller: McREL International
Type of Product: Tools
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Questions: For questions about the content of this Tools, please contact:
Amy Johnson.