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Jung, Sol Bee; Sheldon, Steven – School Community Journal, 2020
This study examined how school leadership for school and family partnerships is related to the percent of teachers in a school that engage families in their children's education. Using data collected from over 380 schools nationwide, we examined the roles principals played to establish school-family partnerships. Structural equation modeling…
Descriptors: Instructional Leadership, Family School Relationship, Transformational Leadership, Structural Equation Models
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Collier, Margo; Shenoy, Sunaina; Ovitt, Brigid; Lin, Yi-Ling; Adams, Ricky – School Community Journal, 2020
Assessment in special education is a shared practice by a number of professionals. Educational diagnosticians are one such group of licensed professionals who assess students to determine eligibility and service recommendations. This study examined educational diagnosticians' perceptions of their role in fostering home--school collaborations. In…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Cooperation, Self Efficacy, Beliefs
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Anguiano, Rebecca; Thomas, Suzy; Proehl, Rebecca – School Community Journal, 2020
U.S. public schools have an important opportunity to positively impact children and families from historically marginalized communities, serving as a stable point for children as they grow and a front-lines point of intervention for families. However, few schools are able to successfully create authentic, egalitarian partnerships with communities…
Descriptors: Family Involvement, Family School Relationship, Catholic Schools, Urban Schools
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Trumbull, Elise; Greenfield, Patricia M.; Rothstein-Fisch, Carrie; Maynard, Ashley E.; Quiroz, Blanca; Yuan, Qinyi – School Community Journal, 2020
Immigrant students and their families sometimes experience conflict or alienation in U.S. schools owing to differences between the collectivistic values of home (focused on the well-being of the family and group) and the individualistic values of schools (focused on the well-being of individuals) that drive instructional practices and school…
Descriptors: Immigrants, Teacher Student Relationship, Conflict, Alienation
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Amaro-Jiménez, Carla; Pant, Mohan D.; Hungerford-Kresser, Holly; den Hartog, Jason – School Community Journal, 2020
Families play a critical role in their children's career and college decision making. Students' academic and postsecondary choices are often shaped by their own parents/families' experiences and/or information they have about processes, deadlines, and requirements. The focus of this study is a college awareness and outreach program meant to inform…
Descriptors: Parents, College Readiness, Knowledge Level, Access to Information
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Cornett, Ariel; Paulick, Judy; van Hover, Stephanie – School Community Journal, 2020
To differentiate effectively, we need to know children. Through home visiting, teachers spend time learning more about students' lives, interests, and cultures. Research has begun to provide insight regarding the benefits of home visits in the elementary years, particularly in terms of family engagement in schools. We know less about the nature of…
Descriptors: Individualized Instruction, Elementary School Teachers, Elementary School Students, Literacy Education
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Griebling, Susan; Gilbert, Jaesook – School Community Journal, 2020
The transition to more formal schooling in kindergarten can be difficult for young children and their families. However, preparing children for this transition can produce positive results. This article examines the qualitative results of a four- to six-week transition program for 715 children. Data include parent and school surveys as well as…
Descriptors: Summer Programs, Kindergarten, School Readiness, Program Descriptions
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McIntosh, Reubin; Curry, Katherine – School Community Journal, 2020
Despite efforts of educators across the nation, African American students in the United States underperform their peers and experience graduation rates lower than any other ethnicity. The purpose of this case study was to gain an understanding, through the lenses of social learning theory (SLT) and critical race theory (CRT), of how a partnership…
Descriptors: Churches, Partnerships in Education, African American Education, African American Students
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Greenfield, Patricia M.; Espinoza, Guadalupe; Monterroza-Brugger, Maritza; Ruedas-Gracia, Nidia; Manago, Adriana M. – School Community Journal, 2020
The goal of this project was to reduce parent-child conflict and promote intergenerational harmony among Central American families who had experienced long-term parent-child separations in the immigration process. Through combining intensive case study of six families with experimental design, we show how a series of four workshops for immigrant…
Descriptors: Parent Child Relationship, Immigration, Conflict, Adolescents
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Liang, Eva; Peters, Lacey Elizabeth; Lomidze, Ana; Akaba, Sanae – School Community Journal, 2020
Family engagement is considered to be a cornerstone of successful universal prekindergarten (PreK) implementation. Using data from interviews with mothers, this study investigates the different ways families are engaged in their child's PreK experience. Multiple themes emerged from the interviews, including: family engagement, parents' knowledge…
Descriptors: Mother Attitudes, Family Involvement, Preschool Education, Knowledge Level
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Munger, Mary Heather – School Community Journal, 2020
In its recent white paper, "A Pivot Toward Clinical Practice," the American Association for Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE) echoed the call heralded almost a decade ago by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education's (NCATE) Blue Ribbon Report that highlighted the need for the development of authentic settings in…
Descriptors: Reading Teachers, Reading Instruction, Teacher Education Programs, Preservice Teachers
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Lusse, Mariëtte; Notten, Ton; Engbersen, Godfried – School Community Journal, 2019
School-family partnerships may contribute to students' academic achievement. This is particularly relevant at schools in urban neighborhoods where children are at greater risk of educational disadvantages. Unfortunately, at urban schools (especially at urban secondary schools), barriers between the school and parents often exist. In an explorative…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Urban Schools, Secondary Schools, Foreign Countries
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Lusse, Mariëtte; van Schooten, Erik; van Schie, Luuk; Notten, Ton; Engbersen, Godfried – School Community Journal, 2019
Particularly in urban schools, school-family partnerships can contribute to a student's academic achievement and reduce educational disadvantage, regardless of the family's socioeconomic background. Based on the recommendations of a former explorative field study (also published in this issue), conventional school-family partnership procedures…
Descriptors: Family School Relationship, Urban Schools, Secondary Education, Secondary Schools
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Yulianti, Kartika; Denessen, Eddie; Droop, Mienke – School Community Journal, 2019
Despite a growing body of research on parental involvement and its effects on students' academic achievement, our knowledge about the mechanism of parental involvement in non-Western contexts remains scarce. Our study addresses this gap by exploring the factors that motivate parents from different socioeconomic status and educational levels to be…
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Parent Participation, Parent School Relationship, Expectation
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Brown, Clara Lee; Schell, Robin; Denton, Rachel; Knode, Elizabeth – School Community Journal, 2019
It is known that parent involvement contributes to children's overall educational achievement as well as their literacy development. Home literacy, in particular, is critical in helping children who read below grade level. Studies also found that the quality of the interaction between the child and parent is as important as interactive…
Descriptors: Family Literacy, Parent Participation, Coaching (Performance), Literacy Education
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