Journey Towards Creating Effective Schools for All Learners
Partner with Families and the Community
organized by the different sections
of the chapter.
Learning tools. Tools
for analysis, discussion, and planning you may use in class, professional
development, and in your own practice as a teacher.
Child, And System Centered
My School? Activity Tool
6-2 and b provides space
for respondents to consider ways in which their school is family, child, or system
centered. This can be useful
in stimulating discussion regarding these approaches.
Principles And Practices. Activity
Tool 6-3 asks respondents
to evaluate the degree to which their school engages in practices
based on family-centered principles discussed in
And Deficit-Based Neighborhood Maps. Activity
Tool 6-4 asks respondents
to describe assets or strengths in their local community to which
a school may connect as well as deficits. It can be
used to stimulate discussion and understanding of the principle of
identifying and building on strengths rather than focusing on deficits.
Artwork reprinted by permission of
Martha Perske from PERSKE:
PENCIL PORTRAITS 1971-1990
Nashville: Abingdon Press, 1998.