Tender Bridge

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School community programs, School improvement, School culture, Partnerships in education, Case studies, Parent school relationship, Parent participation, Community involvement


A program delivered in partnership by the Australian Council for Educational Research,Tender Bridge and Schools Connect Australia with support from Queensland DETE.


'Building a culture for partnering' has been developed because there is a growing body of evidence that shows that school-community partnerships are an effective tool for improving outcomes for students, but for many schools this presents a whole new way of thinking and working. The program has been developed with both primary and secondary schools in mind. Included in this publication are the aims and structure of the Building a Culture for Partnering program and its relationship to the Teaching and Learning School Improvement Framework. Following this is a pre-program kit which outlines a number of activities and includes a think piece entitled ‘Preparing 21st century learners: The case for school-community collaborations’ by Michele Lonsdale and Michelle Anderson. Queensland specific tools and links to resources are listed.

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Melbourne Vic


Australian Council for Educational Research (ACER)

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