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Global Family Research Project, 2018
Together with Teach to Lead, a project guided by teacher leaders at the U.S. Department of Education and ASCD, we took a look at the first-ever family engagement summit, which provided a structured model for actively engaging families alongside educators, administrators, and community partners. This report highlights the voices of summit…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Conferences (Gatherings), Partnerships in Education, Participative Decision Making
Lopez, M. Elena; Jacobson, Linda; Caspe, Margaret; Hanebutt, Rachel – Global Family Research Project, 2018
Family engagement is a shared responsibility among families, educators, and communities to support children's learning and development. For families, it is about the knowledge, attitudes, values, and behaviors that enable children to be motivated, enthusiastic, and successful learners. For libraries, this means having respectful partnerships with…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Libraries, Emergent Literacy, Literacy Education
Weiss, Heather B.; Lopez, M. Elena; Caspe, Margaret – Global Family Research Project, 2018
The paper begins with a challenge, namely: How do we work with families and communities to co-create the next generation of family and community engagement, providing equitable learning pathways--both in and out of school and from birth to young adulthood--that will enable all children to be successful in the 21st century? Exploring what it takes…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, School Community Relationship, Family School Relationship, Parent Participation
Global Family Research Project, 2018
This executive summary provides highlights from the report, "Joining Together to Create a Bold Vision for Next Generation Family Engagement: Engaging Families to Transform Education." More than 50 years of research finds that family engagement is one of the most powerful predictors of children's development, educational attainment, and…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, School Community Relationship, Family Relationship, Parent Participation
Caspe, Margaret; Lopez, M. Elena – Global Family Research Project, 2017
Positive early-literacy experiences--whether at home, in early-childhood programs, schools, or libraries--set children on a trajectory to become confident readers by the time they reach third grade, which is an important milestone on the pathway toward high school graduation. This review outlines seven practices that research shows families use to…
Descriptors: Emergent Literacy, Family Involvement, Best Practices, Literature Reviews
Global Family Research Project, 2017
Early math ability is one of the best predictors of children's later success in school. Because children's learning begins in the home, families are fundamental in shaping children's interest and skills in math. The experience of learning and doing math, however, looks different from the instruction that was offered when most adults were in…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Parent Participation, Parents as Teachers, Early Childhood Education