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ERIC Number: EJ1045779
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: N/A
ISSN: ISSN-0002-4805
Evaluation of a Family and Community Engagement Strategy in Three Ontario Communities
Black, Glenda L.; Cantalini-Williams, Maria; Elliott-Johns, Susan E.; Wideman, Ron
Alberta Journal of Educational Research, v59 n4 p569-590 Win 2013
The Learning Partnership (TLP) initiated a Family and Community Engagement Strategy (FACES) initiative in three Ontario communities to foster active and responsive relationships among community partners and enhanced family engagement in transitions to school. A case study research design, grounded in participatory action research, was used to describe the processes and activities undertaken by the three communities. Findings indicate that social capital (Block, 2009) was increased through a unified focus on the needs of children, strong local leadership, collaboration among community partners, and effective strategies embedding FACES into the culture of the community.
University of Alberta, Faculty of Education. 845 Education Centre South, Edmonton, AB T6G 2G5, Canada. Tel: 780-492-7941; Fax: 780-492-0236; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
Education Level: Early Childhood Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Canada