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Building Parent Engagement in Schools [Paperback]

by Larry Ferlazzo, Lorie Hammond
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Book Description

September 23, 2009 1586833421 978-1586833428 1

Building Parent Engagement in SchoolS≪/i> is an introduction to educators, particularly in lower-income and urban schools, who want to promote increased parental engagement in both the classroom and at home—an effort required by provisions of the No Child Left Behind Act of 2001. It is both an authoritative review of research that confirms the positive impact of parental involvement on student achievement and a guide for implementing proven strategies for increasing that involvement.

With Building Parent Engagement in SchoolS≪/i>, educators can start to develop a hybrid culture between home and school, so that school can serve as a cultural bridge for the students. Filled with the voices of real educators, students, and parents, the book documents a number of parent-involved efforts to improve low-income communities, gain greater resources for schools, and improve academic achievement. Coverage includes details of real initiatives in action, including programs for home visits, innovative uses of technology, joint enterprises like school/community gardens, and community organization efforts.


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Editorial Reviews

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• Examines the roles of media specialists, teachers, and administrators in engaging parents in our schools

• Reports on the conclusive research documenting the positive impact of parent engagement in student achievement

• Informs readers about grassroots community organizing networks such as the Industrial Areas Foundation, the Pacific Institute for Community Organization, and the Gameliel Foundation

• Offers practical tips like using technology for parent outreach, such as student-created audiocasts that are sent out by automated phones calls from school sites



• Includes four specific real-life examples of parental involvement initiatives: home visits, the use of technology, school/community gardens, and community organizing

• Offers bibliographic listings for additional print and online resources

• Presents a comprehensive index



"As usual, Larry doesn't disappoint! His text—designed to introduce schools to the kinds of strategies and actions necessary for moving parent participation in schools from involvement to engagement—details a series of key principles that define effective community engagement efforts AND a series of practical projects that communities could tackle tomorrow. Drawn largely from his 20 years of experience as a community organizer and his second career as an educator at a high-needs school in Sacramento, California, Larry's thoughts and ideas have a measure of credibility that you just can't find anywhere else. . . . What made Larry's book so powerful to me is that it directly challenges the traditional efforts made by schools to reach out to parents—chaperoning field trips, making photocopies, organizing bake sales. . . . What will make Larry's book powerful to you is that it provides tangible examples of what meaningful parent engagement efforts can look like in action—and in a world where closing the achievement gap depends on strengthening the capacity of parents, those examples are nothing short of invaluable."

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"Sacramento, California-based educator Ferlazzo teaches high school-level English language learners; Hammond has been in education for 35 years, working as a teacher from preschool to college, a curriculum coordinator, a researcher, and a teacher educator. Together they have created a concise introduction for educators on engaging parents as active players in the school community — particularly in lower-income and urban schools — by basing parents' involvement in issues that motivate them in authentic ways, and by helping them develop the power to act. After explaining the concept of parent engagement, the authors present four chapters describing successful parent-involved school projects from around the US."

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". . . parents and schools must work together for the improvement of instruction, and for the betterment of their students' academic and person lives. The authors write of this importance, while giving down-to-earth examples of how it can work. . . . Recommended."

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"No Child Left Behind" promotes it. Research confirms it. Schools across the country are proving it. Getting parents involved in their children's education—not just with homework but in the life of the school itself—has a remarkably positive impact on the report card, the school, and the community.


Product Details

  • Paperback: 87 pages
  • Publisher: Linworth; 1 edition (September 23, 2009)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1586833421
  • ISBN-13: 978-1586833428
  • Product Dimensions: 8.9 x 5.9 x 0.3 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 5.6 ounces (View shipping rates and policies)
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (2 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,325,737 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

More About the Author

I teach English, Social Studies and International Baccalaureate classes to English Language Learners and mainstream students at Luther Burbank High School in Sacramento, California.

I've written six books:Classroom Management Q&As: Expert Strategies for Teaching; Self-Driven Learning: Teaching Strategies For Student Motivation; The ESL/ELL Teacher's Survival Guide (with co-author Katie Hull Sypnieski); Helping Students Motivate Themselves: Practical Answers To Classroom Challenges; English Language Learners: Teaching Strategies That Work; and Building Parent Engagement In Schools (with co-author Lorie Hammond).

I've won several awards, including the Leadership For A Changing World Award from the Ford Foundation and was the Grand Prize Winner of the International Reading Association Award for Technology and Reading.

I write a popular education blog at http://larryferlazzo.edublogs.org/ , a weekly teacher advice column for Education Week Teacher and a weekly post for The New York Times. My articles on education policy regularly appear in the Washington Post and the Huffington Post. In addition, my articles have appeared in publications such as ASCD Educational Leadership, Social Policy, and Language Magazine.

I was a community organizer for nineteen years prior to becoming a public school teacher.

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4.0 out of 5 stars Revisiting Parent Engagement in Schools October 11, 2009
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Larry Ferlazzo has been one of the most influential minds in my own personal learning network for a long while now. I first stumbled onto Larry's work when In Practice--a collaborative blog that Larry writes with two other thinkers I admire, Brian Crosby and Alice Mercer--was up for an Edublogs award a few years ago.

That's why I was so excited when Linworth Publishing agreed to send me a free review copy of Larry's new book, Building Parent Engagement in Schools.

(Note to FTC: Does that qualify as a full disclosure statement?)

As usual, Larry doesn't disappoint! His text--designed to introduce schools to the kinds of strategies and actions necessary for moving parent participation in schools from involvement to engagement--details a series of key principles that define effective community engagement efforts AND a series of practical projects that communities could tackle tomorrow.

Drawn largely from his 20 years of experience as a community organizer and his second career as an educator at a high-needs school in Sacramento, California, Larry's thoughts and ideas have a measure of credibility that you just can't find anywhere else.

Through 96 pages of engaging text, he describes four main projects, including examples of each in action:

1. A process for parent-home visits designed to develop strong relationships between a child's two primary teachers.

2. An effort to develop family literacy through the use of computers and at-home internet connections.

3. The important role that cross-cultural spaces--think community gardens--can play in engaging immigrant populations that are often isolated in traditional schools.

4. The role that formal community organizers can play in supporting schools.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Parent Involvement February 18, 2014
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If students are going to excell, the parent must be involved. There are things the schools can do to reach out to families helping them become partners in their child's education.
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