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Redding, Sam, Ed.; Murphy, Marilyn, Ed.; Sheley, Pam, Ed. – Academic Development Institute, 2011
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…
Descriptors: Guides, Family Involvement, Community Involvement, Family School Relationship
Lansford, Jennifer E., Ed.; Deater-Deckard, Kirby, Ed.; Bornstein, Marc H., Ed. – Guilford Publications, 2007
How do some families successfully negotiate the linguistic, cultural, and psychological challenges of immigration, while others struggle to acculturate? This volume explores the complexities of immigrant family life in North America and analyzes the individual and contextual factors that influence health and well-being. Synthesizing cutting-edge…
Descriptors: Public Policy, Intervention, Educational Development, Child Rearing
Jobs for the Future, 2005
According to the American Diploma Project, more than two-thirds of new jobs require some postsecondary education, and the fastest-growing, best paying jobs require the highest levels of education. Moreover, as ADP research indicates, success in college depends upon the same reading, writing, and math skills that lead after high school to earning a…
Descriptors: High School Graduates, Knowledge Level, Academic Achievement, Thinking Skills