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ERIC Number: ED536950
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 100
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 96
Diversity: School, Family, & Community Connections. Annual Synthesis 2003
Boethel, Martha
National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools
This research synthesis is the third in a series of reports to help local school, community, and family leaders obtain useful research-based information about key educational issues. This synthesis addresses diversity as it relates to student achievement and school, family, and community connections. This synthesis focuses specifically on three categories: race or ethnicity, culture (including language), and socioeconomic status. The need to improve academic achievement among "diverse" student populations--notably African American, Latino, Native American, immigrant and language minority students, and students from poor families--is one of the most persistent and challenging issues that education faces. This research synthesis looks at the roles families can and do play in addressing that issue. The report also explores barriers to involvement for minority and low-income families, strategies that have been used to address those barriers, and recommendations that local educational leaders can adapt to address their specific needs. (Contains 3 tables and 9 footnotes.)[Contributors to this report include: Amy Averett, Joan Buttram, Deborah Donnelly, Catherine Jordan, Margaret Myers, Evangelina Orozco, and Lacy Wood.]
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: SEDL National Center for Family and Community Connections with Schools