1st Edition

Creating Effective Community Partnerships for School Improvement
A Guide for School Leaders

ISBN 9780415528962
Published March 26, 2013 by Routledge
240 Pages

USD $56.95

Prices & shipping based on shipping country


Book Description

Creating Effective Partnerships for School Improvement places the school within the community which is composed of a number of key players, including school leaders, classroom teachers, private foundations, higher education institutions, business and community based organizations, and government agencies. This book encourages leaders to embrace this broader community of stakeholders and to focus on the often overlooked and underutilized college and university partnerships. Grounded in case study analysis of innovative programs and practices, this book explores research-based strategies for educational leaders to implement in order to develop and sustain effective partnerships. Creating Effective Partnerships for School Improvement is an important text for aspiring and practicing administrators interested in creating effective partnerships for school improvement.

Special Features:

  • Reflective exercises and portfolio building activities help aspiring and practicing leaders make on-the-ground connections.
  • Learning objectives, key terms, and additional resources further engage readers with the chapter content.
  • Extensive appendices with sample activities, evaluation plans, meeting agendas, promotional materials, and budgets provide additional support to leaders.
  • Alignment to the Educational Leadership Constituent Council (ELCC) Standards.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Issues Facing Educators

Chapter 2: Identifying Key Constituents as Partners

Chapter 3: Creating Structures for Community Involvement

Chapter 4: High School Bound: Transitioning From Middle School to High School

Chapter 5: Bridging the Gaps: Higher Education Institutions and the School System

Chapter 6: Parents and Community Building in Urban Areas

Chapter 7: Private Foundations in School/College Partnerships

Chapter 8: The Importance of the Classroom Teacher And Support Staff In Collaborative Programs

Chapter 9: The Collaborative Leader and Partnership Building

Chapter 10: Keeping Students on Track: Customization through Collaboration

Chapter 11: Building Community through Professional Development

Chapter 12: Some Concluding Thoughts

View More



Hazel M. Carter is Associate Professor of Educational Leadership and Chair, Department of Educational Leadership and Special Education at the City College of New York, USA.