STRENGTHENING COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT Improving outcomes for students – Why parents matter. FHS Staff Conference 27-28 May 2011. Strengthening Community Engagement. 3 workshops: Improving outcomes for students – why parents and community matter
FHS Staff Conference 27-28 May 2011
This workshop focuses on current research on school/community partnerships and their relationship to improved student learning outcomes with a particular focus on low socio-economic status school communities.
In this session participants will:
Research demonstrates that:
Henderson and Mapp, 2002
Harris and Goodall, 2007
The development of effective learning partnerships with parents and community enriches discussions on pedagogies between students, teachers and parents.
The discussions assist teachers to align classroom practice and tasks with students’ experiences, their background knowledge and cultural knowledge beyond the school and to real-life situations to improve student learning.
Systemic Implications of Pedagogy and Achievementstudy 2007
Element 2 Teachers know their students and how they learn emphasises key ways that teachers and leaders meet the learning needs of individual students through deep understanding of their interests, skills and prior achievements.
Element 7 Teachers are actively engaged members of their profession and the wider community emphasises key ways that teachers and school leaders engage with parents and community.
Home, school and community relationships. What do we mean?
Listento this podcast on why home, school and community relationships are important for improved outcomes for students.
Complete question 2 in Worksheet 2
Planning strategies to
improve learning outcomes
engaging the community