IDRA Family Leadership in Education – Principles
Principle 1: Families can be their children’s strongest advocates.
Principle 2: Families of different race, ethnicity, language and class are equally valuable.
Principle 3: Families care about their children’s education and are to be treated with respect, dignity and value.
Principle 4: Within families, many individuals play a role in the children’s education.
Principle 5: Family leadership is most powerful at improving education for all children when collective efforts create solutions for the common good.
Principle 6: Families, schools, and communities, when drawn together, become a strong, sustainable voice to protect the rights of all children.
For More Information
Texas IDRA Parent Information and Resource Center
IDRA’s Family Leadership Principles
Sample "Deficit" Assumptions and "Valuing" Assumptions
IDRA’s Four Dimensions of Parent Leadership
Valuing Families in Children’s Education – Classnotes Podcast
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