Nov 24, 2020  
2016-2017 Catalog 
2016-2017 Catalog [PAST CATALOG]

EDU 239 - Quality Parent and School Partnerships

1 credit hour - Three hours weekly; five weeks.
Of comprehensive school, family and community partnerships. Examines strategies for targeting hard to reach families. Learn about practical applications for students’ individual school or for a community agency will be made.

Course Outcomes
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge of parent involvement standards and strategies to the development of a classroom, school or agency action plan.
    • Identify national standards for parent involvement.
    • Acquire knowledge of strategies and activities to increase parent involvement in all 6 standards areas.
    • Identify cultural differences regarding parent involvement in student learning.
  • Compare and contrast Epsteins’ model of parent involvement with the national and state standards for parent/ family involvement programs.
    • Discuss elements of Joyce Epsteins’ Model of Parent Involvement
    • Identify the 6 standards of parent involvement.
    • Classify various parent involvement activities by standards.
  • Use elements of effective written communication to construct a parent newsletter appropriate for classroom, school or agency use.
    • Identify strategies for handling conflict.
    • Identify elements essential for oral and written communication with parents.
    • Describe ways to assist parents prepare for and participate in the parent- teacher conference process.
  • Develop a volunteer project designed to include parents from culturally diverse backgrounds.
    • Review current research regarding parent involvement and student success.
    • Identify barriers to successful school volunteering.
    • Understand cultural differences regarding parent involvement in student learning.
Core Competencies
Core 1 Communication