ERIC Number: ED411048
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1996
Reference Count: N/A
Family-School Links: How Do They Affect Educational Outcomes?
Booth, Alan, Ed.; Dunn, Judith F., Ed.
This book explores issues related to the links between families and schools and how they affect children's educational achievement, and is organized as follows: Part 1, titled "Families and Schools: How Can They Work Together To Promote Children's School Success?" contains the following chapters: chapter 1, "Family Involvement in Chidrens' and Adolescents' Schooling" (Jacquelynne S. Eccles and Rena D. Harold); chapter 2, "The Structural Context of Family-School Relations" (Sanford M. Dornbusch and Kristan L. Glasgow); chapter 3, "Parents as Full Partners in Education" (Norris M. Haynes and Michael Ben-Avie); and chapter 4, "Assessing Parent Involvement in Schooling: A Critical Analysis" (Annette Lareau). Part 2, titled "How Do School Processes Affect Children and Their Families?" contains the following chapters: chapter 5, "Schools and Children at Risk" (Karl L. Alexander and Doris R. Entwisle); chapter 6, "Inequality in Educational Achievement: Families Are the Source, but Are Schools a Prophylactic?" (Thomas D. Cook); chapter 7, "Effects of Schooling on Children and Families" (Adam Gamoran); chapter 8, "Schools, Children at Risk, and Suffessful Interventions" (Claude Goldenberg); and chapter 9, "Further Comments on Seasonal Learning" (Doris R. Entwisle and Karl L. Alexander). Part 3, titled "How is Changing Family Structure Affecting School Outcomes?" consists of: chapter 10, "Family Change and Student Achievement: What We Have Learned, What It Means for Schools" (Nicholas Zill); chapter 11, "Changes in Families and Trends in Schooling" (Robert D. Mare); chapter 12, "Family Composition, Family Interaction, and Children's Academic and Behavior Problems: Interpreting the Data" (Elizabeth G. Menaghan); and chapter 13, "Toward a Balanced View of Family Change" (Fiane Scott-Jones). Part 4 titled: "Building Research and Policy Agendas: New Directions" contists of: chapter 14, "Perspectives and Previews on Research and Policy for School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Joyce L. Epstein); chapter 15, "New National Directions in Research and Policy" (Oliver C. Moles); chapter 16, "Research and Practical Application for School, Family, and Community Partnerships" (Gary M. Lloyd); chapter 17, "Family Diversity, Intellectual Inequality, and Academic Achievement Among American Children (Daniel T. Lichter); and chapter 18, "Family-School Links: An Overview" (Karen L. Bierman). Includes and author index and a subject index. (SD)
Descriptors: Educational Assessment, Educational Benefits, Elementary Secondary Education, Family Involvement, Family Role, Family School Relationship, Outcomes of Education, Parent Child Relationship, Parent Influence, Parent Participation, Parent Role, Parent School Relationship, Parents, Partnerships in Education, School Involvement, School Role, Student School Relationship
Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Inc., 10 Industrial Avenue, Mahwah, NJ 07430-2262 ($29.95).
Publication Type: Books; Collected Works - General; Guides - Non-Classroom
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
IES Cited: ED448899