Amatea (2013) suggests when teachers acquire culturally responsive skills for assessing parent engagement and facilitating parent participation, parents are more likely to become active within the school community (p. 145). Research the Charlotte-Mecklenburg Schools
Respond to the following:
- Summarize all pertinent information that makes up the district; student ethnic distribution, number of schools, percentage of economically disadvantaged students, etc..
- Research the community itself (Can be found on the district website)
- What unique student characteristics did you discover in the data?
- What unique resources might exist in the community that this school serves? List at least (2) and explain how these can enhance student learning and academic achievement.
Include in your response your thoughts regarding each resource and if you will be able to take advantage of this resource in your school/classroom.