ERIC Number: ED501262
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Reference Count: N/A
Building the Future of Family Involvement. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume 14, Numbers 1-2, Spring 2008
DeDeo, Carrie-Anne, Ed.
Harvard Family Research Project
This double issue of "The Evaluation Exchange" focuses on one of the central components of complementary learning: family involvement. As outlined in the Theory & Practice article, investments in family involvement are important across ages and settings and through the co-constructed efforts and shared responsibilities of many stakeholders. The Questions & Answers article and the related book review highlight the importance of this shared responsibility, examining the role of administrators and teachers in helping parents become "Demand Parents" who understand both their rights and responsibilities when it comes to engaging with and expecting support from schools. In the Ask the Expert articles, leaders in policy, practice, and research reflect on the past, present, and future of family involvement and explore opportunities for progress. Other articles highlight initiatives, evaluations, and strategies with the potential to build knowledge and be implemented at scale. The Promising Practices articles features innovative initiatives from local and district to state and national levels, while Evaluations to Watch includes a special feature on the evaluation strategy of the national Parental Information and Resource Centers. [For "Advocacy and Policy Change. The Evaluation Exchange. Volume 13, Number 1, Spring 2007," see ED495933]
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Parent School Relationship, Transitional Programs, Kindergarten, Hispanic Americans, Community Involvement, Urban Schools, Rural Schools, Partnerships in Education, After School Programs, African Americans, Literacy, Foreign Countries, School Based Management, Educational Policy, Equal Education, Superintendents, Program Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Youth Clubs, Leadership, Measures (Individuals), Data Collection, Cost Effectiveness, National Standards, Outreach Programs
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Publication Type: Collected Works - Serial; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education; Kindergarten; Middle Schools
Sponsor: Kellogg Foundation, Battle Creek, MI.; Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation, Kansas City, MO.; Charles Stewart Mott Foundation, Flint, MI.; America's Promise: The Alliance for Youth, Alexandria, VA.
Authoring Institution: Harvard Family Research Project, Cambridge, MA.
Identifiers - Location: Arkansas; Connecticut; Florida; Illinois; Indiana; Kentucky; Massachusetts; Mexico; Nebraska; New York