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EDAD 508 Engaging the Community for Effective Schools

Content: Research shows students perform better in schools having strong community support. This course defines community engagement, identifies the critical stakeholders, and develops inclusive involvement and collaboration strategies. District demographic data, needs assessments, and socioeconomic factors are used for developing community engagement plans while taking into account categories of diversity (cultural, ethnic, racial, economic). Includes discussions of successful community engagement models.
Prerequisites: None.
Credits: 2 semester hours.