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The Six Principles of Family Engagement

The Six Principles of Family Engagement

Chapter 3 of the IDRA EAC-South Family Engagement Web-based Technical Assistance Package

This video provides some key underlying ideas that are crucial in developing a family engagement program that respects the values, traditions and experiences of families, especially those that are poor, of color, recent immigrant… or all of the above.

Family leadership for the transformation and growth of our public schools can happen, but these principles must be a driving force in the activities.

IDRA’s Family Leadership Principles

Over a decade ago, IDRA outlined its principles for family leadership in education that – while evolving over time – have been basis of IDRA’s work with families, schools and community groups. This article discusses each of the six principles.

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Six Principles of Family Engagement – Infographic

IDRA’s model for family leadership involves building strong parent-educator partnerships to improve schools and raise students’ academic achievement. See our bilingual infographic outlining IDRA’s six principles of family engagement.


Family Leadership in Education – Putting Principles into Action

Here are some ideas for successful parent and community engagement, based on IDRA’s principles of family leadership in education and the experience of a former principal.

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