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Six Types of Involvement: Keys to Successful Partnerships

Six Types of Involvement:
Keys to Successful Partnerships

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Type 1 Parenting
Assist families with parenting skills and setting home conditions to support children as students. Also, assist schools to better understand families.
Type 2 Communicating
Conduct effective communications from school-to-home and from home-to-school about school programs and student progress.
Type 3 Volunteering
Organize volunteers and audiences to support the school and students. Provide volunteer opportunities in various locations and at various times.
Type 4 Learning at Home
Involve families with their children on homework and other curriculum-related activities and decisions.
Type 5 Decision Making
Include families as participants in school decisions, and develop parent leaders and representatives.
Type 6 Collaborating with the Community
Coordinate resources and services from the community for families, students, and the school, and provide services to the community.



Epstein, et. al. 2009. School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action, Third Edition. Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press, Inc.