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A Framework for Schools to Work with Families: Partners not “people who need saving”

February 24, 2017

Karen Mapp, keynote speaker at the Children’s Institute’s annual luncheon, says, “If you’re not including your families in the conversation about student learning, you’ve missed out on a core ingredient.”

 

Framework For Schools To Work With Families.

The Oregonian (4/26, Wang) reports that Harvard lecturer Karen Mapp spoke at the Children’s Institute’s luncheon Friday and argued that successful schools have to treat families as partners rather than clients, supplements, or, in the words of the paper, “people who need saving.” She adds that working with families takes more time and energy but leads to better results. Along with the ED, Mapp has created a framework for working with families, which includes families understanding what their children are learning, building relationships between teachers and parents, and making families feel like they are real partners in the process.

Source: www.oregonlive.com

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