School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys' and Girls' Outcomes
Available in 2012
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Previously offered in 2013, 2011, 2010, 2009
This course will explore theoretical and conceptual aspects of developing positive school and community partnerships and discuss the benefits of partnerships for the educational outcomes of boys and girls. The course will also examine the practical issues associated with establishing and maintaining good relationships between a school and its community, through case studies of best practice.
Upon completion of this course, students will be expected to:
1. have explored the literature related to the benefits to students of community engagement and school-community partnerships.
2. have developed an understanding of processes and skills required to successfully build school community partnerships.
3. have explored practical strategies and resources that could form the basis for partnerships between schools and communities.
4. have critically reflected on personal beliefs and professional responsibilities that impact on community engagement.
This course will be in four modules which will cover the following topics:
Module 1: The Social Context of Schooling
Module 2: The Place of Gender in Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 3: The Outcomes of Family, Community, and School Partnerships
Module 4: Models of Practice for Developing and Maintaining Family, Community, and School Partnerships
This course is for qualified teachers.
Modes of Delivery
Distance Learning : IT Based
Distance Learning : Paper Based
Integrated Learning: for 26 hour(s) per Term for Full Term