ERIC Number: EJ833574
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2007
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 21
Inside Connections: Local Teachers' Perspectives on Parental Engagement in an Urban Elementary School
Reed, Wayne A.
Teacher Education and Practice, v20 n3 p297-309 Sum 2007
This study examines the engagement of local teachers and parents in a low-income urban elementary school. Based on participant observation and interviews with 10 teachers who have residential histories in their school's neighborhood, this phenomenological study examines the ways in which the presence of teachers in the neighborhood and their social ties to local residents contribute to trusting collaborative relationships with parents. By affirming the resources offered by local teachers and their important ties to parents, a school demonstrates its commitment to partnering with the community for the betterment of both students and families.
Descriptors: Neighborhoods, Participant Observation, Social Networks, School Community Relationship, Parent Teacher Cooperation, Parent Participation, Phenomenology, Elementary Schools, Urban Schools, Interviews, Teacher Attitudes, Network Analysis, Local Norms
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education; Elementary Education
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