Low SES School Communities National Partnership: evaluation of school external partnerships - case studies, progress report 2
|The University of Canberra’s Education Institute (UCEI) and The Centre for Research on Education Systems (CRES) of the University of Melbourne
This is the second progress report of the evaluation of External Partnership component of the Low Socio-economic Status School Communities National Partnership initiative. In line with the project’s evaluation plan it focuses on school partnerships with parents. The evaluation involved selecting a number of case study schools and conducting telephone interviews and site visits. The report identified a number of unique ways that school communities communicated with parents, which the broader school community can learn from to inform their own engagement strategies. The evaluators also identify a number of challenges for schools, particularly in terms of partnering with specific social and cultural groups e.g. language background other than English (LBOTE), low SES and Aboriginal parents and carers.