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Redesigning Schooling: Engaging parents: Why and how

Author: Bill Lucas

Availability: In Stock

Code: SAT5138

ISBN: 9781760015138

No of Pages: 44

Publish date: 20/04/2015

Price: $15.95


In this entry in the Redesigning Schooling series, Professor Bill
Lucas argues for the wholesale adoption of a strategy of parent and family and
community engagement. He also makes the case for high levels of awareness among
school leaders, teachers, parents and other community members about the kinds
of parental engagement that really work – both to raise achievement and to develop learners who will thrive
in the 21st century. Such activities need to be integral to school
strategy, genuinely seen as important by all teachers, and regularly evaluated
for their effectiveness.

Redesigning Schooling is a series of booklets that challenges
schools to improve practice and innovate for change in every aspect of the
system. The six-part series is designed to help identify the big questions in
education, look at lessons from other systems and shape the debate on how we
can make our education system world class.

With Redesigning Schooling, educators are urged to consider best
practice in six areas of schooling: teaching and learning; student impact;
parental engagement; curriculum design; assessment design; and collaboration
between schools. The ideas and approaches put forward in the series can be
adopted at an individual or school level. In each book, educators are
encouraged to make choices based on the courage of their convictions about what
is right for their learners and to spread their ideas across their networks and