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THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF

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Stacey Ellsworth

on 17 August 2015

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THE CRUCIAL ROLE OF FAMILIES IN EDUCATION

WHAT IS FAMILY ENGAGEMENT

DEFINITION

Family Engagement in education is a
reciprocal

partnership
between schools and families to better support
student achievement
.

TRUTH No. 1
It is the
responsibility of schools
with support from CBO to establish
policies, systems, and practices
.
WHY FAMILY ENGAGEMENT
Family Engagement helped you and me!
TRUTH No. 2
All families have
assets
and
want
the best for their children.
Research on Why FE Matters
Flamboyan Foundation

TRUTH No. 3
Family Engagement needs to
build relationships
among parents and educators.
TRUTH No. 4
Relationships alone are not sufficient; a focus on
leadership development
and
bridging the gap
between
culture and power
must take place.
Students Improve

FE is associated with reduced drop-out rates and higher graduation rates
FE leads to increased student achievement
FE can reduce absenteeism
FE encourages students to have better attitudes toward learning
FE leads to better social skills and fewer conduct problems

Schools Improve

FE is associated with higher expectations
FE can lead to better student-teacher relationships
FE helps improve trust in schools
FE leads to more cultural competence
“I began reading and researching, and I found there was a huge gap between what was known in the academic world and what was happening in the everyday lives of families,”
Dr. Lynn McDonald
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