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ERIC Number: ED540271
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011-Jun
Pages: 7
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 16
Family Engagement in Rural Schools. R[superscript 2]Ed Working Papers
Witte, Amanda L.; Sheridan, Susan M.
National Center for Research on Rural Education
The importance of family-school partnerships for student success is unequivocal. Given the limited resources evident in many rural communities, family-school partnerships can be especially beneficial for students in rural schools. Decades of research has documented the positive effects of parent participation in children's academic endeavors for diverse populations (for reviews see Fan & Chen, 2001; Pomerantz, Grolnick, & Price, 2005) and research investigating family-school partnerships specifically in rural communities yields similar results. For example, in a study of high-performing, high-needs rural schools, supportive relationships with families were among the most important factors for rural school success (Barley & Beesley, 2007). This paper presents a list of family-school partnership action principles for state education agencies, local education agencies, and schools.
National Center for Research on Rural Education. University of Nebraska-Lincoln, 216 Mabel Lee Hall, Lincoln, NE 68588. Tel: 402-472-2448; Web site:
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: Institute of Education Sciences (ED)
Authoring Institution: National Center for Research on Rural Education (R2Ed)
IES Funded: Yes
Grant or Contract Numbers: R324A100115