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21st Century Parent Framework

21st Century Parent Framework

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  • 1. The Urban Parent Advocacy Standards Parent skills for the 21st Century
  • 2. Goals:  Deepen parents understanding of the Parent Involvement that works for the 21st Century.  “100% Parents Preparation” on advocacy and school structure.  Connect school site and district work to student’s achievement.  Acquire skills that assist parents in navigating their children beyond K-12 and into higher education.
  • 3. Brief History:  Most “models” are written by researchers whom have little to no experience living in the communities their model is applied to.  Developed by parents of color living in low- performing school areas within Los Angels.  These parents also successfully navigated their child through the K-12 school system and into institutions of higher education.
  • 4. What are some ideas you have about the roles you feel parents currently play on school sites?
  • 5. Parent Advocacy Standard 1: Access to Information and Data Collection  Parents need to have access to timely and accurate information regarding their child’s education in order to best support their child’s academic success.
  • 6. “An informed parent is a powerful instrument for social change.”
  • 7. Parent Advocacy Standard 2 : Parents in Decision-Making Roles Parents provide leadership in schools by being at the table with teachers and administrators to develop policies, allocate resources, and incorporating input from the community.
  • 8. Parent Advocacy Standard 3: Parents as Student Advocates  Parents need to know how to navigate and negotiate the school system. We need to support the creation of an environment where parents have access to the information and support systems necessary to be effective advocates by monitoring and directing the education of our children.
  • 9. “Only when parents know the rules of engagement, can they hold the system accountable.”
  • 10. Parent Advocacy Standard 4: Parent Leaders at Home and in the School-Community  Parents need opportunities to build leadership and advocacy skills to enhance student-parent-community partnerships. Schools will serve the family and community needs for health and social service and provide resources and information for accessing those services
  • 11. In Addition:  Parents will learn intergenerational and cross-cultural communication strategies  Parents will learn “twenty-first century parenting skills”  Parents will understand the college requirements and financial aid process.
  • 12. Parent Advocacy Standard 5: Effective Two –Way Communication  Communication must be translated in languages that parents speak in their home., it must be two-way and meaningful.  Parent Liaison roles include helping bridge the open communication between school and home and helping to create effective home/ school relationships.
  • 13. Parent Advocacy Standard 6: District Level Support  Structures are provided to build parent capacity that is well-defined, has meaningful participation where dialogue, empowerment and action are critical components of educational reform.
  • 14. Parent Advocacy Standard 7: Friendly Schools Atmosphere  Schools will create a welcoming environment for people of all cultures, staff will receive customer service training to better serve the community, and their progress will be monitored.
  • 15. Questions or Comments?