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ERIC Number: EJ819181
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008
Pages: 22
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 70
ISSN: ISSN-1559-5455
In Community with Students' Parents and Families
Donovan, Jody A.; McKelfresh, David A.
NASPA Journal, v45 n3 p384-405 2008
Being in community with college students' parents and families extends institutional boundaries of influence. Partnering with parents and families of college students begins with an attitude of appreciation for the significant role they play throughout their students' educational journeys. Expanding institutional relationships to include students' families extends the base of support for student access, persistence, and achievement. A review of literature and discourse focused on college students' parents and families highlights this growing trend. Also included are ways colleges and universities acknowledge the many benefits of bringing families into the university community, current assessment information on parent and families' interests, and implications and recommendations for institutions interested in being in community with students' parents and families.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: Parents; Practitioners
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A