Supporting Decision Making and Advocacy
The tools and resources in this module support programs that are committed to shared decision making and advocacy. Empowering families to help solve problems, discuss program effectiveness, prioritize spending, spending priorities, and develop policies, sends a powerful message about collaboration, equity and access.
The findings presented by Henderson and Mapp have shown that schools with parents who are involved in decision making and advocacy have higher levels of student achievement and public support. Effective partnerships develop when each partner is respected and empowered to fully participate in the decision-making process.
Additional sections from this module, Supporting Decision Making and Advocacy, can be viewed by selecting topics to the left.
- Family Decision Making and Advocacy in Schools
- Plan for Involving Families in Decision Making and Advocacy
- Decision Making at the School Level
- Creating an Accepting Environment for ALL Families
- Creating a Family Involvement Policy
- How Parents Can Be Advocates for Their Children
- Twelve Things Parents Should Know and Expect from Schools
- Rate Your School
- What NCLB Says About Parental Involvement
- What NCLB Says About Your School District’s Parental Involvement Policy
- What NCLB Says About School and District Report Cards
- What NCLB Says About Public School Choice
- What NCLB Says About Supplemental Educational Services