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Title:  Toolkit of Resources for Engaging Families and the Community as Partners in Education Part 3: Building trusting relationships with families and the community through effective communication
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 students' 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 3 of the toolkit focuses on cross-cultural and two-way communication as a strategy for enhancing family and community engagement. Part 3 is divided into two sections: cross-cultural communication in a school community and preparing staff for two-way communication with families. Each section includes an introduction, summary of key points and related research, and activities that can be used with school staff. Part 3 includes a tool that assists educators in examining their current use of cross-cultural communication and in planning improvements. Other Part 3 activities guide educators in discussions about effective communication strategies and ideas for listening to parents.
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Cover Date: September 2016
Web Release: September 20, 2016
Print Release: September 20, 2016
Publication #: REL 2016152
General Ordering Information
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.