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This course explores and analyzes the school leader’s role in organizing, implementing, and evaluating family and community engagement. Participants will understand families, schools, and society as social systems and be able to practice this understanding in their relationships with children, colleagues, parents, and the community. They will be able to identify ways to improve engagement practices, communicate effectively with culturally and linguistically diverse families, and develop partnerships in support of student learning.

Required Texts (2):

Berns, Roberta (2012) Child, Family, School, Community: Socialization and Support. 9th ed. Belmont, CA: Wadsworth Publishing.  ISBN-13: 978-1111830960

Lortie, Dan (2002) Schoolteacher: a sociological study, Chicago University of Chicago Press. ISBN-13: 978-0226493534