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Family Engagement in SchoolsStrategies for School Social Workers and Educators$
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Nancy Chavkin

Print publication date: 2017

Print ISBN-13: 9780190642129

Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: March 2017

DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190642129.001.0001

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Collaborating with Families

Collaborating with Families

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Family Engagement in Schools

Nancy Feyl Chavkin

Oxford University Press

“Collaborating with Families: Working Together” focuses on both the “why” and the “how” of collaborating with families. Collaborating with families is the third step of the 3 C’s approach. Collaboration is not easy process. There will be challenges that seem like steps backward before the partnership is able to move forward. There is no clear menu of what works when or what works where. Each partnership has to build relationships, communicate intentionally, and work on collaboration. Culture and context are very important. Family, school, and community partnerships must work to embrace difference and address issues of race and power. It is important to build social capital by focusing on the strengths of families. This chapter includes examples of best practices and strategies, and the chapter concludes with a case vignette and examples.

Keywords:   collaboration, culture, context, race, power, social capital, best practice, strategy, case vignette

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