ERIC Number: ED496182
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Family Involvement in Elementary School Children's Education. Family Involvement Makes a Difference: Evidence that Family Involvement Promotes School Success for Every Child of Every Age. Number 2, Winter 2006/2007
Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena; Wolos, Cassandra
Harvard Family Research Project
This research brief summarizes the latest evidence base on effective involvement for elementary school children--that is, the studies that link family involvement in elementary schools to children's academic achievement and social development. It synthesizes the outcome-based empirical research published between 1999 and 2006 that were cataloged in peer-reviewed journals found in the Family Involvement Network of Educators bibliographies. The brief also profiles programs that have been evaluated to show what works to promote family involvement in the elementary school years. The brief concludes with implications for policy, practice, and research. Method is appended. (Contains 1 figure and 61 endnotes.)
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, Family Involvement, Social Development, Academic Achievement, Parent Participation, Parent Child Relationship, Family School Relationship, Child Rearing, Parent Responsibility, Family Programs, Parent Student Relationship
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Publication Type: Information Analyses; Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Education
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.