Family Engagement Definition


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Family and Community Engagement

2500 North Lincoln Boulevard, Suite 414
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

Phone: 405-522-6225  
Fax: 405-522-2269 

At the heart of family engagement is a focus on the inclusion of all families as equal partners in their children's learning.
 
Chevrons_CMYK_Chevron - Sky Blue.jpg (1251×1250) We believe family engagement should be designed to remove barriers, improve access and opportunities, and improve knowledge and skills so that all families can be partners in the education of their children.
 
Chevrons_CMYK_Chevron - Sky Blue.jpg (1251×1250) We believe all families have hopes and dreams for their children and want the best for them.
 
Chevrons_CMYK_Chevron - Sky Blue.jpg (1251×1250) We believe all students can grow and all schools can improve.
 
The first step in developing the framework was to establish a unifying, statewide definition for family engagement. This definition creates a common language to guide discussion in schools and communities.
 

 

Defining Family Engagement

Family and Community Engagement is a shared responsibility among families, schools, and communities to build relationships that support a child's learning and growth from birth through college and career.

  • Family is a group of persons dedicated to the well-being of a child(ren) and may include parents, grandparents, extended family members, caregivers, or any responsible individual.
  • Schools are a group of persons inclusive of all staff within a school and district.
  • Community is a group of people who share common attitudes, interests, goals, or geographic areas.
  • Relationships are the meaningful, equitable, and culturally responsive interactions among families, educators, and community partners that provide opportunities to
    listen to, work with, and learn from each other as full and equal partners.


Oklahoma's Pathways for Family Engagement

Family and Community Engagement is a shared responsibility among families, schools, and communities to build relationships that support a child’s learning and growth from birth through college and career. These four pathways will help establish strong family, school, and community partnerships.

 

 
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Last updated on March 17, 2021