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ERIC Number: EJ794312
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 12
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 28
ISSN: ISSN-0022-0671
How Parent Liaisons Can Help Bridge the Home-School Gap
Sanders, Mavis G.
Journal of Educational Research, v101 n5 p287-298 May-Jun 2008
In this qualitative case study, the author describes (a) how parent liaisons in a diverse suburban district have supported school, family, and community partnerships and (b) the role played by the district family and community involvement specialist. On the basis of analyses of interview, observation, survey, and document data, the author identifies 4 roles played by liaisons that enhanced home-school partnerships. The liaisons provided (a) direct services to families at risk, (b) support for teacher outreach, (c) support for school-based partnership teams, and (d) data for partnership program improvement. On the basis of these findings, the author offers practical recommendations for districts seeking to establish or improve liaison programs to build stronger ties between schools and the families of all students. Appended are: (1) Data Sources for District 1; and (2) Initial Codes. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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