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ERIC Number: ED538288
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2003
Pages: 5
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 0
School-Home Partnerships. Research Brief
Walker, Karen
Education Partnerships, Inc.
Does parent involvement in school affect student achievement? Synthesis of data collected from schools that have been involved in the National Network of Partnership Schools appeared to indicate that regardless of the student's socioeconomic and/or ethnic background, when parents are involved at home and in school, there is a positive effect on the student's grades, attendance, and behavior. The most dominant and comprehensive model for parent involvement seemed to come from Joyce Epstein out of Johns Hopkins in Baltimore, Maryland. There are 6 distinct types of parent involvement in the Epstein model: (1) Parenting; (2) Communicating; (3) Volunteering; (4) Learning at home; (5) Decision making; and (6) Collaborating with the community. Each type is discussed in this paper. (Contains 2 resources and 11 online resources.)
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Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: Education Partnerships, Inc. (EPI)