School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice by Susan AuerbachSchool Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for Transforming Practice by Susan Auerbach

School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for…

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School leaders are increasingly called upon to pursue meaningful partnerships with families and community groups, yet many leaders are unprepared to meet the challenges of partnerships, to cross cultural boundaries, or to be accountable to the community. Alliances are needed among educators, families, and community groups that value relationship building, dialogue, and power-sharing as part of socially just, democratic schools. This book brings together research perspectives that intersect the fields of leadership and partnerships to inform and inspire more authentic collaboration.

Contributors from the fields of educational leadership, family engagement, school-community partnerships, and education for social justice come together to examine the role of educational leaders in promoting partnerships as a dimension of leadership for social justice. The volume offers a mix of empirical, conceptual, and reflective chapters with research representing qualitative, quantitative, and mixed methods approaches in urban, suburban, and rural schools. The chapter, "Conversations with Community-Oriented Leaders," includes candid advice from district and school-level administrators on this under-documented aspect of leadership. Situating leadership for partnerships within the leadership literature, this book proposes a model for addressing tensions embedded in home-school relations and leading schools toward more authentic relationships with stakeholders. This collection of original scholarly articles will be a unique resource for new and aspiring administrators and for researchers in both the fields of leadership and school-family-community partnerships.

Susan Auerbach is Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership & Policy Studies at California State University, Northridge.
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Title:School Leadership for Authentic Family and Community Partnerships: Research Perspectives for…Format:PaperbackDimensions:280 pages, 8.9 × 5.9 × 0.8 inPublished:November 23, 2011Publisher:Taylor and FrancisLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0415893968

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Table of Contents

List of Tables

Foreword by George Theoharis

Acknowledgements

PART I. LEADERSHIP FOR PARTNERSHIPS: DELINEATING THE FIELD

Chapter 1. Introduction: Why Leadership for Partnerships?Susan Auerbach

Chapter 2. Edging In: Locating a Focus on School-Family-Community Partnerships within the Scholarship of Educational LeadershipCarolyn Riehl

Chapter 3. Conceptualizing Leadership for Authentic Partnerships: A Continuum to Inspire PracticeSusan Auerbach

PART II. LEADING PARTNERSHIPS ACROSS DIFFERENCE: NAVIGATING RACE, CLASS, CULTURE, AND POWER

Chapter 4. Enlisting Collective Help: Urban Principals¿ Encouragement of Parent Participation in School Decision-MakingJohn Rogers, Rhoda Freelon, Veronica Terriquez

Chapter 5. Advocacy-based Partnerships, Special Education, and African American Families: Resisting the Politics of ContainmentApril Ruffin-Adams and Camille M. Wilson

Chapter 6. Authentic Engagement with Bicultural Parents and Communities: The Role of School LeadersEdward M. Olivos

PART III. LEADING PARTNERSHIPS THROUGH POLICY AND PROGRAM DEVELOPMENT

Chapter 7. Policy Aspirations and Dilemmas of Implementation: Leadership for Partnerships in Ontario, CanadaJoseph Flessa and H¿ne Gr¿ire

Chapter 8. Creating Organizational Cultures of Family and Community Engagement: The Impact of District Policies and Practices on School LeadersMolly F. Gordon

Chapter 9. Parents as Action Learners and Leaders: Lessons for Administrators in Working with Families and Intermediary OrganizationsJanet H. Chrispeels

Chapter 10. Supporting Teacher Leadership for Partnerships: A Case Study of the School-Community Partnership ProcessCatherine M. Hands

PART IV. NEW CONTEXTS AND CHALLENGES IN LEADERSHIP FOR PARTNERSHIPS

Chapter 11. Target, Strategic Partner, Critical Friend? Relationships between School Leaders and Community Organizing GroupsSara McAlister, Heinrich Mintrop, Seenae Chong, and Michelle Ren¿/EM>

Chapter 12. Dynamics of Parent Involvement in Urban Charter Schools: Parents¿ Perceptions, Principals¿ Expectations, and Student AchievementMarc L. Stein, Ellen Goldring, and Claire Smrekar

Chapter 13. Conversations with Community-Oriented Educational LeadersSusan Auerbach

Chapter 14. ConclusionSusan Auerbach

Notes on the Contributors

Index

Editorial Reviews

"I found the book to be thought provoking, exact, and objective. The book goes beyond descriptive studies and offers models for addressing issues of race, culture, power, and class." ¿Education Review "Books such as this one can be the catalyst for dialogue followed by action. Parents and concerned community members can use this book as a tool to effect change in their schools. Its language is user friendly and not hampered by educational jargon." ¿ School Community Journal