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ERIC Number: EJ894474
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 10
Abstractor: ERIC
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1946-7109
Family Involvement in Four Voices: Administrator, Teacher, Students, and Community Member
Wiseman, Angela
Penn GSE Perspectives on Urban Education, v7 n1 p115-124 Sum 2010
Collaborations and partnerships among schools and community members have been described as a way to provide better educational opportunities for students. Such school-community partnerships have been described as relationships that involve exchange and engagement with mutually defined goals benefiting all participants. However, the process of developing and articulating goals is complex and can be affected by the different participants' ideas about the program. This article considers how a parent involvement program in an eighth grade English classroom was affected by the collaboration and participation of a funding agency, a classroom teacher, a community poet, and students. Through conversations and observations with the participants, the author has examined how they perceive involvement within a poetry program that was developed to encourage family participation.
University of Pennsylvania, Graduate School of Education. 3700 Walnut Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104. e-mail:; Web site:
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Opinion Papers
Education Level: Grade 8; Junior High Schools
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A