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Principals Matter

Understand and Improve Programs of  Involvement


A Guide to School, Family, and Community Partnerships


Mavis G. Sanders, Steven B. Sheldon

Build a school climate that promotes the development
of successful school partnerships!

Our Research Gives You a Road Map

Research shows that strong principal leadership is critical for developing effective school partnerships that include diverse school, family and community members. This book provides administrators with a clear road map for strengthening partnership programs that are goal-focused, equitable, and sustainable.
In this research-based resource, the authors highlight the work of principals who have cultivated successful partnerships across many settings to show other school leaders how they can develop the necessary supportive school cultures.

The Administrator’s Role is Key

Examining the administrator’s role in the success and quality of home-school partnerships and student outcomes, this guidebook:

  • Synthesizes research on principal leadership, school and community partnerships, and urban education reform
  • Discusses the role of fathers in children’s learning and working with families that live in poverty, are linguistically diverse, or have children with disabilities
  • Offers practical recommendations for evaluating and refining partnership programs to ensure they are linked with student achievement goals
Order Your Copy

To order from Corwin Press:
Or call 800-233-9936.

Paperback: $32.95
ISBN: 9781412960427
Thousand Oaks, CA: Corwin Press 2009