ERIC Number: ED392539
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1995-Nov
Reference Count: N/A
Raising Our Future: Families, Schools, and Communities Joining Together. A National Resource Guide of Family Support and Education Programs for Parents, Educators, Community Leaders, and Policy Makers.
Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Family support programs have been attracting increased attention, and are at the center of efforts to build systems of integrated, comprehensive, and preventive family-focused services. This handbook, developed by the Harvard Family Research Project (HFRP), profiles 73 school-affiliated family support and education programs in the United States to help principals, policy makers, program directors, evaluators, and teachers make decision regarding such programs. The handbook serves as a national resource guide, describing the scope of programs currently implemented in schools serving families with young children. Following an overview that discusses major factors contributing to the success of these programs, the program descriptions are divided into the following chapters: (1)"Preschool and Early Childhood Programs with Parent Involvement"; (2) "Support for Special Needs Children and Their Parents"; (3) "Parent-School Partnerships for School Readiness and Enrichment"; (4) "Home Visits for Parenting Support"; (5) "School and Center-Based Parenting Support"; (6) "Teens, Parenthood, and Child Development"; (7) "Family Literacy and Intergenerational Skill Development"; (8) "Family Resource Centers"; and (9) "Family, School, Community Parternships." Each of the case studies includes demographic information, program philosophy, features, curriculum, site information, funding and staffing information, and evaluation efforts. Contains a listing and description of 109 resources for information, advocacy, and research for family support programs. (BGC)
Descriptors: Adult Literacy, Child Rearing, Community Support, Early Childhood Education, Educational Change, Educational Policy, Educational Research, Family Programs, Family School Relationship, High School Equivalency Programs, Home Visits, Integrated Services, Literacy, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parents, Partnerships in Education, Policy Analysis, Program Descriptions, Public Policy, Resource Centers, Rural Areas, Rural Education, Special Needs Students, Student Welfare, Urban Areas, Urban Education
Harvard Family Research Project, 38 Concord Avenue, Cambridge, MA 02138 ($29.59, plus $6 shipping and handling).
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Practitioners; Parents; Policymakers
Sponsor: Mott (C.S.) Foundation, Flint, MI.; John D. and Catherine T. MacArthur Foundation, Chicago, IL.; Carnegie Corp. of New York, NY.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.