How are parents encouraged and supported to participate in school decision making?

Mesosystem Case Study Discussion

You will again analyze a case study in this discussion. This time, address the issues of Case 4, “Lunchtime at Sunnydale Elementary School” (Weiss et al., pp. 42–49). After reading the case, use the following questions to guide your discussion:Case study is attached below.

Discussion 2

 

Leadership Roles

After watching the video Fly, Fly, Go Away, discuss how you, as a teacher, can take a leadership role to address the situation presented. As an administrator, how can you mentor teachers to lead in situations like this?

  • How are parents encouraged and supported to participate in school decision making?
  • How can better coordination be achieved between families and the school?
  • How does the school support varying cultural beliefs in day-to-day practices and in decision making groups? In what ways are linguistic and ethnic differences addressed? Analyze opportunities for improvement in these areas and make suggestions for the most appropriate practices.