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Andrea Lai – Alberta Journal of Educational Research, 2023
A common problem for new homeschoolers is understanding how to choose and implement specific educational approaches. In response, I conducted a qualitative content analysis on key texts representative of popular homeschooling approaches, including The Well-Trained Mind (classical), Home Education (Charlotte Mason), and Teach Your Own…
Descriptors: Home Schooling, Teaching Methods, Family School Relationship, Students
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Shiller, Jessica T. – Urban Education, 2024
As community schools grow in numbers, this article argues that the model needs to be interrogated in order to address the power imbalances that exist between non-dominant families and schools. This paper draws on a citywide study of parent interviews as well as public documents and interviews with key community school leaders in Baltimore to…
Descriptors: Community Schools, Family Involvement, Power Structure, Parent Attitudes
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Demei Zhang – Chinese Education & Society, 2023
Excessive rationalization in educational governance leads to a lack of emotion and a range of problems. Family and school are natural allies in emotional education, and collaboration between the two will realize the holistic life development of students, the school's goal of comprehensive education, and the family's valuable function of providing…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, School Administration, Governance, Emotional Development
Thomas J. Capretta; Jingyang Zhang; Eric M. Anderman; Barbara J. Boone – Phi Delta Kappan, 2024
Thomas J. Capretta, Jingyang (Max) Zhang, Eric M. Anderman, and Barbara J. Boone revisit Joyce Epstein's 1995 Kappan article on overlapping spheres of influence and family-school partnerships. They highlight one idea from the article that has been largely overlooked -- the role of student voice and leadership. To refocus researchers' and…
Descriptors: Student Leadership, Family School Relationship, Partnerships in Education, Student Empowerment
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Shana J. Haines; Cynthia C. Reyes – Teachers and Teaching: Theory and Practice, 2023
The purpose of this study was to understand educators' perspectives of the state of teacher-family relationships with refugee-background families resettled in the U.S. as well as factors that facilitated and impeded the formation of collaborative relationships. Drawing on data from interviews with 42 teachers across three school districts in a…
Descriptors: Teacher Attitudes, Cooperation, Family School Relationship, Refugees
Sara M. Weinkauf – ProQuest LLC, 2024
All children in the United States have a right to effective education. While an optimal learning environment is important for all students, children with disabilities are particularly vulnerable to barriers to accessing high-quality learning environments. Many parents of children receiving special education services want to be strong advocates for…
Descriptors: Parents, Parent Attitudes, Special Education, Child Advocacy
Allison Finnerty – ProQuest LLC, 2024
The benefits of high-quality family-school partnerships are numerous in terms of academic, behavioral, and social-emotional student outcomes. Therefore, discovering paths to improving the relationship is essential. Finding ways to strengthen the family-school partnership is particularly critical for families with students in special education.…
Descriptors: Special Education, Students with Disabilities, Parent Attitudes, Knowledge Level
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Flavell, Margaret – Australian Educational Researcher, 2023
Crucial to the success of Pacific learners is the engagement of schools with the learners' families and their communities. This article reports on a small-scale study which focussed on home-school relationships for Pacific secondary learners in Aotearoa New Zealand. It explored good practice and further considered how schools might develop their…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Indigenous Populations, Secondary School Students, Family School Relationship
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Jáfia Naftali Câmara – British Educational Research Journal, 2024
This paper reports findings from a doctoral study that investigated how young refugees and their families encounter England's education system. All children have the right to education in England; however, there are no specific educational policies for young refugees' education. Their invisibility in policy makes it more challenging for them to…
Descriptors: Refugees, Foreign Countries, Access to Education, Barriers
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Park, Soyoung; Paulick, Judy – Urban Education, 2024
Family-school partnerships are considered essential to the success of multiply marginalized children in urban contexts. These partnerships often, however, reinforce middle-class white normativity and subsequent oppression of families outside the dominant culture. Home visiting is one such practice spreading throughout urban centers. Is it possible…
Descriptors: Home Visits, Culturally Relevant Education, Family School Relationship, Power Structure
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Rachael Levy – Education 3-13, 2024
Drawing on interview data with school staff and parents from seven primary schools across England, this paper explores how schools and homes worked together during the Covid-19 pandemic, and the impact this had on their relationships with one another. Given that research before the pandemic has indicated that much of the communication taking place…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, COVID-19, Pandemics, Communication (Thought Transfer)
Jessica Nicole Grampetro – ProQuest LLC, 2024
While research has been conducted on the importance of creating safe environments where LGBTQ+ students feel seen and respected (Hermann-Wilmarth & Ryan, 2019), little research has been completed on these spaces' impact on LGBTQ+-headed families. Understanding the impact belonging has on a sense of mattering (Strayhorn, 2019), it is essential…
Descriptors: Elementary School Students, LGBTQ People, Public Schools, Family School Relationship
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Fábio Botelho Guedes; Ana Cerqueira; Alexandra Marques-Pinto; Amélia Branco; Cecília Galvão; Joana Sousa; Luis F. Goulao; Rosário Bronze; Wanda Viegas; Tania Gaspar; Carmen Moreno; Margarida Gaspar de Matos – European Journal of Education, 2024
The aim of the study was to explore the factors and barriers related to the incentive and opportunity of school-family communication. This work is part of the HOUSE-Colégio F3 Project, ULisbon, which included 1,143 first-year university students from the University of Lisbon, with average age of 19.61 ± 3.96 years. The young people who had better…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Barriers, College Freshmen, Interpersonal Communication
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Gillian Vigneau; Hiroko Kubota; Vera Caine; D. Jean Clandinin; Heather Raymond – International Journal of Qualitative Studies in Education (QSE), 2024
Composing lives that have a sense of coherence is part of the identity making of refugee families and shapes their attempts for social inclusion. Their struggles for narrative coherence are shaped by the bumping places and tensions that they experience as their lives bump against dominant narratives that structure the policies and practices of…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Refugees, Acculturation, Inclusion
Samantha Kaloustian – ProQuest LLC, 2023
Kindergarten through 12th grade school administrators and educators are tasked with the challenge of ensuring every student is consistently attending school. Balfanz and Byrnes (2012) and Henderson et al. (2014) stated that either students cannot attend school because of multiple factors, students will not attend, or students do not attend because…
Descriptors: COVID-19, Pandemics, Middle Schools, Parent Attitudes
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