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Session O - The neighbourhood just got bigger : schools and communities working together for change
2009 - 2017 ACER Research Conferences
  • Michele Lonsdale, ACER
  • Sharon Clerke, ACER
  • Michelle Anderson, ACER
Start Date
28-8-2012 10:45 AM
End Date
28-8-2012 12:00 PM
Comments

There are many things that schools can do to improve learning opportunities and outcomes for their students. Increasingly schools are choosing to look beyond their gates to connect with other groups in their neighbourhood. Businesses, not-for-profit organisations, philanthropic organisations and others are also looking to connect with schools for mutual benefits. Whether you are the local real estate agent, someone from Rotary, a TAFE teacher, a university lecturer, a pre-school parent, a football club president, a resident in an elderly citizens’ home, or from another community group and wanting to share resources and ideas with a local school, there are plenty of opportunities for collaboration to improve student outcomes. This presentation looks at the benefits of collaborating and offers research evidence and practical tips for developing strong and productive school–community relationships that ultimately support better outcomes for students.

Abstract
Concurrent Session Block 3
Citation Information
Michele Lonsdale, Sharon Clerke and Michelle Anderson. "Session O - The neighbourhood just got bigger : schools and communities working together for change" (2012)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/sharon_clerke/2/