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Working Systemically in Action: Engaging Family and Community

What is this resource?  Working Systemically in Action: Engaging Family & Community follows implementation science methods and offers a tools-based, guided process which can be used by school professionals. This 123-page guide was created by the Southwest Educational Development Laboratory (SEDL) as a part of their work with the National Family, School, and Community Engagement Working Group.

Why is it valuable? This manual provides best practices, an overview of the Working Systemically approach to school improvement, actions and tools for involving families and community in all phases of the process, examples of how to incorporate family and community engagement into a systemic approach, and research on family and community engagement.

Authors: Ferguson, C., Jordan, C., & Baldwin, M. (2010). Working Systemically in Action: Engaging Family & Community. Austin, TX: SEDL.

Ideal Audience: School Faculty and Staff, Administrators, Local Educational Agency, Family and Community Members, Policymakers and State Officials

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