School and Community Partnerships to Improve Boys’ and Girls’ Outcomes

10 Units

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.

Faculty Faculty of Education and Arts
School School of Education

Not currently offered

Learning Outcomes

On successful completion of this course, students will be able 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

Assumed Knowledge This course is for qualified teachers.
Assessment Items
  • Online Learning Activity: Blackboard postings
  • Essay: Essays/Written Assignments: School profile and asset map
  • Online Learning Activity: Blackboard posting of Plan on Discussion Board

Contact Hours Not currently offered
Timetable 2018 Course Timetables for EDUC6159
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