There is a lot of evidence that connections between family and community contribute to students’ success. Meaningful and active engagement of parents helps schools to support achievements of students preparing competitive and productive graduates on the global level; and that is implemented through parent workshops.
Building effective leadership is the most important aspect, which results in successful cooperation between schools and families. Various parent workshops is the key to building those effective partnerships. In this case, creation of various initiatives and programs that are focused on developing trust, meaningful and respectful relationships between community members, school staff and families are meant.
Besides building effective leadership, during parent workshops, diverse families can be engaged with the aim to recognize and respect cultural and class differences developing particular school culture. It encourages community and parental involvement by letting to address specific needs the sides have.
Mapp (2003) states about the development of culture that validates and honors parents as partners in their children’s development that results in improved students learning by naming this “the joining process”. It connects school staff and families in order to center the children education issues; it helps to find common interests that are designed to improve students’ educational opportunities.
Despite developing effective and efficient connections between, schools, families and communities in general is a hard work, general children educational outcomes are quite successful. Thus, parent workshops support various family and school connections in order to stimulate students’ achievements, and to improve general schools’ culture and climate.