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September 16, 2013

Children and young people need a range of joined-up opportunities to learn and develop - in school, at home and in the community. Complementary learning is a comprehensive strategy for supporting a more joined-up, personalised, 24/7 approach to student learning. The Harvard Family Research Project has long been an innovator with this work. Recent useful resources include:

  • Overview of Complementary Learning
  • Partnerships for Learning: Community Support for Youth Success
  • Changing the Conversation: Sharing Education Data with Families
  • Tips for Administrators, Teachers, and Families: How to Share Data Effectively
  • A New Tool for Understanding Family-School Relationships: The Harvard Graduate School of Education PreK-12 Parent Survey.

Contact VICCSO on (03) 9429 5900 or at for more information and practical examples of schools that are building new kinds of school-family-community partnerships.

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