“Families are the heart of Indigenous nations and communities.” We are excited to share a new publication on Indigenous family engagement from FLDC’s Dr. Megan Bang, Charlene Montaño Nolan, and Nikki McDaid-Morgan! This chapter, published in the Handbook of Indigenous Education (editors Elizabeth Ann McKinley & Linda Tuhiwai Smith), argues for amplifying and renewing Indigenous family leadership and engagement in systems of education that aim to support Indigenous communities’ resurgence. […]
RE-IMAGINING AND HUMANIZING PARENT-TEACHER CONVERSATIONS AND INTERACTIONS THROUGH ROLE-PLAY FLDC partners Community Asset Development Re-defining Education (CADRE) and University of California, Los Angeles share the role-play practice brief (PDF) that developed from their community design circles in Los Angeles, California. CADRE parent leaders participated in a series of design circles where they engaged in role-playing and collective reflection to unpack and re-imagine powered parent-teacher relationships. By re-imagining how these […]
FLDC partners University Neighborhood Partners (UNP) and University of Utah share a few sample pages of the comic that was developed last year with a group of parents in their design circle. These design circles brought together Latino/a parents, community members, and school leaders to work collaboratively on re-imagining an existing platform for families to take part in school resource allocation decisions, the School Community Councils (SCC) in Salt […]
With AERA being only days away, we want to suggest a sampling of a few sessions to check out from our collaborative members. Please note this is not an exhaustive list. We hope to see you there! Cultivating Relationships With Families and Communities Toward Educational Justice and Community Well-Being – Aditi Rajendran, Charlene Nolan, Ann Ishimaru, Megan Bang, Henedina Tavares School and Community Partnerships as Geographies of Opportunity […]
Our project image was designed by Dr. Paul Kuttner, FLDC collaborative member. Click here to read a blog post from Dr. Kuttner about the design process. The article is part of CulturalOrganizing.org, a site working for justice at the intersection of art, activism, education, and culture.
“Joyce Parker devotes her heart and soul to making sure kids are in school and pointed toward graduation. “Everyone’s responsible when children are out of school: parents, social workers, church members, teachers, police officers and so on,” said the director of Citizens for a Better Greenville. That belief set the foundation of the organization’s “Missing in Action” campaign, launched as a concerted community approach to […]
Two teams, one led by Camille Wilson with the University of Michigan and the other by Gerardo Lopez with the University of Utah, have concluded their design circles and offer their learnings and design circle work products with us. Just click on the links above to check out both teams!
We invite you to watch and share our newest video containing insights from a few members of the Family Leadership Design Collaborative. The interviews took place during our latest convening in February. We will be sharing updates from this convening soon. We will also be sharing new research briefs and tools on our website shortly! For those of you attending the American Educational Research Association (AERA) […]
We are happy to share “Toward a Transformative Research and Practice Agenda for Racial Equity in Family Engagement“ with everyone. This report emerged from the data gleaned through discussions between FLDC members about the challenges and possibilities for racial equity in family engagement during our September and December convenings in 2015 as well as conversations in January and February 2016. We sought, in our conversations […]