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ERIC Number: EJ1009889
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Pages: 2
Abstractor: ERIC
ISSN: ISSN-0009-4056
Family Connections: Building Connections among Home, School, and Community
Dikkers, Amy Garrett
Childhood Education, v89 n2 p115-116 2013
Recent research on parental involvement has explored connections between parental involvement in school and children's academic achievement. While many schools have active parent organizations and a base of parents who offer additional support, others struggle to make connections with their parents or community members. Even in places with active parent organizations, some groups of parents remain underrepresented. This article offers suggestions for building connections among families, schools, and community organizations and for capitalizing on multiple methods of involvement for the benefit of all students. The article presents a framework for six types of involvement in schools, providing questions and strategies to guide conversations about increasing and diversifying parental and community involvement.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: Elementary Secondary Education
Audience: Community; Parents
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A