ERIC Number: EJ1028368
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Publication Date: 2014-Mar
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Examining Congruence within School-Family Partnerships: Definition, Importance, and Current Measurement Approaches
Glueck, Courtney L.; Reschly, Amy L.
Psychology in the Schools, v51 n3 p296-315 Mar 2014
The purpose of this article is to explore the construct of congruence, particularly with regard to school-family collaboration and partnerships. An in-depth review of the empirical and theoretical literature supporting a shift in focus from encouraging family involvement to creating effective school-family partnerships is presented, followed by an investigation into the construct of congruence and the methodological challenges it presents. The authors define congruence, discuss its role in creating and maintaining effective school-family partnerships, and critically review common approaches to measuring congruence and similar constructs. The implications for researchers and practitioners are discussed.
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cooperation, Partnerships in Education, Literature Reviews, Program Effectiveness, Cooperative Planning, Family Involvement, Measurement Techniques
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