ERIC Number: ED387270
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995-Sep
Excitement in Eight Schools: Schools, Families, and Students Get Stronger When Parents and Teachers Take Collaboration into Their Own Hands.
Hollifield, John H., Ed.
Research and Development Report, n6 Sep 1995
This report reviews recent initiatives to improve family-school collaboration and communication. The six articles are: (1) "Schools, Families, and Students Get Stronger When Parents and Teachers Take Collaboration into Their Own Hands," which highlights parent-teacher action research projects at eight schools through eight case studies; (2) "Parent Perceptions and Beliefs about School-to-Home Communications Affect Their Involvement in Their Children's Learning," which presents the results of study of the school-to-home communications practices of 20 teachers; (3) "Poor Rural and Urban Communities Examine Social and Emotional Needs of Their Very Young Children," which summarizes a study of the concerns of parents about preschoolers' development; (4) "Improving Parent Participation in School-Based Programs," which describes an effective parent participation program; (5) "How Chinese-American Parents Support Their Children's Success in School," which summarizes a study on the educational attitudes of Chinese-born and American-born Chinese-American families; and (6) "Four Case Studies Examine Promising Integrated Programs That Empower Families." (MDM)
Descriptors: Academic Achievement, Case Studies, Chinese Americans, Cooperative Planning, Cultural Influences, Early Childhood Education, Educational Attitudes, Educational Research, Elementary Secondary Education, Family School Relationship, Integrated Services, Parent Attitudes, Parent Participation, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Poverty, Program Descriptions, School Activities
Publication Type: Collected Works - Serials; Information Analyses
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Office of Educational Research and Improvement (ED), Washington, DC.
Authoring Institution: Center on Families, Communities, Schools, and Children's Learning.; Johns Hopkins Univ., Baltimore, MD.