Evaluating Shared Family Leadership in Education – Part 2 – Podcast Episode 227 | Classnotes Podcast 227

Classnotes Podcast (August 29, 2022) IDRA’s shared family leadership process involves families joining in collaborative leadership, establishing connections with school, and developing and carrying out leadership projects to improve their schools. To get indepth, helpful information from an evaluation required using a multifaceted approach. Aurelio Montemayor and Nancy Chavkin wrote about their innovation in a chapter, “Harnessing the Power of Family Leadership for Immigrant Students” in a new book, A Place Called Home: School-University-Community Collaboration and the Immigrant Educational Experience, by Jack Leonard and Martin Reardon.

In this second of two episodes, Aurelio and Nancy describe the methods and specific focus of a large-scale evaluation of family engagement in a South Texas immigrant community. They discuss the big take-aways from the evaluation and what they learned from the participating families.

Aurelio M. Montemayor, M.Ed., is IDRA’s Family Engagement Coordinator. Nancy Chavkin, Ph.D., is Regents’ Professor and University Distinguished Professor Emerita of Social Work at Texas State

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A Place Called Home: School-University-Community Collaboration and the Immigrant Educational Experience, by Jack Leonard and Martin Reardon

IDRA Education CAFÉ Model

6 Principles for Family Leadership in Education – Infographic

IDRA EAC-South Family Engagement Web-based Technical Assistance Package

Liderazgo Familiar Intergeneracional: Intergenerational Family Leadership as a New Paradigm of Family Engagement, by Aurelio Montemayor  and Nancy Chavkin, for VUE Voices in Urban Education, September 2016

Community Groups and Parents Survey Peers about Graduation Policy (report)

RGV Equal Voice Network Education Working Group Hosts Second Annual Mesa Comunitaria

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Show Notes

  • Aurelio reviews the three essential elements of the IDRA family leadership model:
    1. Families join in collaborative leadership.
    2. Families have an equal partnership with the schools.
    3. The laboratory for leadership is the actual education projects that families participate in together.

  • Nancy describes the multifaceted evaluation component of the leadership model, including the use of case studies, family interviews, leader interviews and longitudinal data.

  • Aurelio talks about the big takeaways from the evaluations.