This video provides some key underlying ideas that are crucial in developing a family engagement program that respects the values, traditions and experiences of families, especially those that are poor, of color, recent immigrant… or all of the above.
Family leadership for the transformation and growth of our public schools can happen, but these principles must be a driving force in the activities.
Over a decade ago, IDRA outlined its principles for family leadership in education that – while evolving over time – have been basis of IDRA’s work with families, schools and community groups. This article discusses each of the six principles.
IDRA’s model for family leadership involves building strong parent-educator partnerships to improve schools and raise students’ academic achievement. See our bilingual infographic outlining IDRA’s six principles of family engagement.
Here are some ideas for successful parent and community engagement, based on IDRA’s principles of family leadership in education and the experience of a former principal.