Parents, school councils, students, community members, businesses, industry and post-secondary institutions are partners in supporting implementation.
What is it?
Strategic plans engage community stakeholders in the implementation process. Stakeholders are encouraged to communicate, collaborate and establish partnerships and networks that support implementation. The diverse needs of stakeholders are addressed to ensure community engagement.
Why is it important?
Community involvement that involves a variety of learning opportunities by and for all education stakeholders, including support staff, students, parents, school councils and community members, positively impacts implementation.
What does it look like?
Leaders look for evidence such as the following to ensure community engagement and involvement:
- Strategic plans are in place to engage community stakeholders in supporting implementation (e.g., stakeholders are involved in curriculum development; are consulted on the development of provincial frameworks and regional/local initiatives; participate in knowledge and skill development activities; and assist in implementation).
- Stakeholders communicate, collaborate, and establish partnerships and networks to support implementation. A record of community engagement (e.g., participation, representation and results) is collected.
- Case studies and/or vignettes describe how community involvement positively impacted implementation.