The practice level domain includes methods, plans of action, processes, and/or policies designed to be used by frontline staff of each discipline in order to enhance or achieve family engagement.
Parental involvement is one of the founding principles of the Federal IDEA. Parents have the right to participate in all decisions regarding the education of their children with disabilities, including participating in the following:
Successful culturally responsive practices for family engagement must acknowledge the diversity of cultural backgrounds and language, including the engagement practices that are most effective with diverse families.
LGBTQ students typically experience high rates of harassment at school, as well as higher drop-out rates and lower academic achievement than their non-LGBTQ peers. Therefore, administrators and teachers should make concerted efforts to create a supportive school community and engage LGBTQ youth, their families, and allies, including in the following ways:
Students with incarcerated parents face particular challenges to family engagement, but teachers can still work to provide a safe, supportive environment that engages the student, the current caregiver, and, at times, the incarcerated parent through the following strategies:
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