Family Engagement: Authentically Integrating Essential CompetenciesView this Resource
Improving family engagement is key to school transformations that address the whole child, the whole family, and the whole community. When parents and teachers work together to form partnerships where diversity is identified and cultural values and beliefs are recognized, all students thrive.
This brief presents evidence-based key insights for family-facing practitioners to support and cultivate high-quality, equitable family engagement through culturally responsive practices. It asks: What are some ways educators can build partnerships with families that invite knowledge-sharing and collaboration? How might families and school-based educators learn from each other? What actions can be taken together?
Family Engagement: Authentically Integrating Essential Competencies, provides family-facing practitioners with a unifying set of tools, strategies, and dispositions that help them to engage in deep, reflective conversations with each other and the families they serve.