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Tuesday, 30 September 2014

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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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