• IDRA Newsletter • April 2008 • 

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.


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[©2008, IDRA. The following article originally appeared in the April 2008 IDRA Newsletter by the Intercultural Development Research Association. Permission to reproduce this article is granted provided the article is reprinted in its entirety and proper credit is given to IDRA and the author.]