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ERIC Number: ED565697
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 202
Abstractor: ERIC
Handbook on Family and Community Engagement
Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed.
Academic Development Institute
This "Handbook" offers a broad definition of family and community engagement, seen through the lens of scholars and practitioners with a wide-ranging set of perspectives on why and how families, communities, and schools collaborate with one another. Taken together, the chapters in this "Handbook" sketch out the components of a theory of change for the family and community engagement field. What is family and community engagement ultimately in service of? What do families know and do differently when this work is successful? What educational policies and practices will help us realize these changes? Following a Foreword (Sam Redding) and introduction (Helen Westmoreland) this handbook is organized into the following sections and chapters: Part I: Framing the Discussion: (1) New Directions for Title I Family Engagement: Lessons From the Past (Oliver C. Moles, Jr. & Arnold F. Fege); (2) The School Community: Working Together for Student Success (Sam Redding); (3) Making Data Matter in Family Engagement (Heather Weiss & M. Elena Lopez); (4) Engaging Families and Communities in School Turnarounds: When Students Can't Wait (Lauren Morando Rhim); (5) Social, Emotional, and Academic Learning: Complementary Goals for School-Family Partnerships (Amy Mart, Linda Dusenbury, & Roger P. Weissberg); and (6) Engaging the Entire Community: The Community Schools' Way (Marty Blank). Part II: Families and Learning: (7) Aspiration and Expectations: Providing Pathways to Tomorrow (William Jeynes); (8) Vignette: Jessica (William Jeynes); (9) Self-Efficacy: Up to the Challenge (Kathleen Hoover-Dempsey); (10) Curriculum of the Home (Herbert J. Walberg); (11) Vignette: Annabelle (Marilyn Murphy); (12) Homework and Study Habits (Lee Shumow); (13) Vignette: Tyler (Lee Shumow); (14) Engaging Families in Reading (Holly Kreider); (15) Vignette: Xiomara (Georganne Morin & Holly Kreider); (16) Reading and Literacy (Diana Hiatt-Michael); (17) Vignette: Alicia and Dan (Diana Hiatt-Michael); and (18) College and Career Readiness (Mary R. Waters & John Mark Williams). Part III: Families and Schools: (19) A Framework for Partnerships (Steven B. Sheldon); (20) Parent Leadership (Anne T. Henderson & Sam Redding); (21) Maximum Homework Impact: Optimizing Time, Purpose, Communication, and Collaboration (Frances Van Voorhis); (22) Differentiating Family Supports (Patricia Edwards); (23) Vignette: Angela (Patricia Edwards); (24) Bridging Language and Culture (Patricia Gándara); (25) Minority Families and Schooling (Susan J. Paik); (26) Association of Poverty With Family Relations and Children's and Adolescents' Socioemotional Adjustment (Ronald Taylor); (27) Vignette: Billy (Sam Redding); (28) Families of Children With Disabilities: Building School-Family Partnerships (Eva Patrikakou); (29) Vignette: Tony (Lori G. Thomas); (30) Linking Schools to Early Childhood (Kate McGilly); (31) Family Engagement in High Schools (Mavis Sanders); (32) Family and Community Engagement in Charter Schools (Brian R. Beabout & Lindsey B. Jakiel); (33) Family Engagement in Rural Schools (Amanda L. Witte & Susan M. Sheridan); (34) Bridging Two Worlds for Native American Families (Pamela Sheley); and (35) Vignette: Marie (Pamela Sheley). Part IV: Suggested Practices: (36) Checklist of Suggested Practices (Sam Redding). An About the Authors section is included. (Individual chapters contain references.)
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Publication Type: Collected Works - General; Guides - General
Education Level: High Schools; Secondary Education; Early Childhood Education; Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: Office of Elementary and Secondary Education (ED)
Authoring Institution: Academic Development Institute
Identifiers - Laws, Policies, & Programs: Elementary and Secondary Education Act
Grant or Contract Numbers: S283B050057
IES Cited: ED557978