ERIC Number: EJ1147170
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Jul
Abstractor: As Provided
The Effects of a Counselor-Led, Faith-Based, School-Family-Community Partnership on Student Achievement in a High-Poverty Urban Elementary School
Henry, Lynette M.; Bryan, Julia; Zalaquett, Carlos P.
Journal of Multicultural Counseling and Development, v45 n3 p162-182 Jul 2017
School counselors play critical roles in partnerships with faith-based organizations that provide valuable programs for students with economic challenges. This study evaluated the effects of a counselor-led, faith-based, school-family-community partnership on student reading achievement in a high-poverty elementary school. Results indicated significantly higher reading gains for 3rd- through 5th-grade students when compared with a control school without the partnership. Students in adopted classrooms experienced higher reading gains than did comparison samples. Gaps in reading achievement were closed between mentored and nonmentored students.
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, School Counselors, Counselor Role, Partnerships in Education, Religious Organizations, Family School Relationship, Reading Achievement, Poverty, Disadvantaged Schools, Achievement Gains, Outcomes of Education, Comparative Analysis, Achievement Gap, Mentors
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Elementary Education
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