Program 1. Inviting the community into schools (31 min.) -- Program 2. Bringing schools to the community (31 min.)
Comments by James P. Comer, with illustrative video segments. Program 1 covers why schools become isolated; barriers to parental involvement in school activities; three levels through which parents can become involved; how to include parents as decision makers in the schools; initial strategies for involving parents in schools; and parental participation in the learning process. Program 2 presents examples of schools that are reaching out to their communities and the programs being successfully used; various ways of making the school a center of the community; and strategies that help schools receiving criticism from the community.