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Partnerships

The 'School and community: working together' series

The first six of the documents listed below are working documents intended to support partnerships between Indigenous communities and schools.

They are based on the notion that 'you can't have a partnership without a relationship and you can't have a relationship without a conversation'. A booklet for school staff has that title, as does one for Indigenous parents and communities.

There are also four other leaflets intended to assist Indigenous parents and communities with their discussions.

The seventh and last document listed below is a research report. Between 2010 and 2012, What Works consultants revisited ten sites where school and community partnerships had previously been developed, to gauge what had happened to the agreements made. The Report's findings outline a number of pre-conditions for sustainability as well as factors involved in nurturing and sustaining partnerships.
 

 

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Conversations, relationships, partnerships: A resource for Indigenous parents and communities (2,228 kb)

About working together for better outcomes for kids.


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How schools work: Information for Indigenous parents and communities (951 kb)

About what schools do and how decisions are made.


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Teachers and teaching: Information for Indigenous parents and communities (362 kb)

About what teachers do, what you can expect from them and how you can support their work.


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Engagement (the big issue): Information for Indigenous parents and communities (504 kb)

About keeping students interested and involved in school.


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Conversations, relationships, partnerships: A resource for school staff (4,737 kb)

About the process of working in partnership with Indigenous parents and communities for better outcomes for kids.


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Sustainable school and community partnerships: A research study (991 kb)

A research report examining factors involved in the sustainability of school and community partnerships.


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