Handbook of school-family partnerships
Family-centered helpgiving practices, parent-professional partnerships, and parent, family and child outcomes / Carl J. Dunst and Carol M. Trivette -- Mapping family-school relations in comprehensive school reform models and charter school designs: a call for a new research agenda / Claire Smrekar, Lora Cohen-Vogel, and Jie-Eun Lee -- Future directions in family-school partnerships / Cindy Carlson -- Methodological issues in family-school partnership research / S. Natasha Beretvas, Timothy Z. Keith, and Cindy Carlson -- From periphery to center: a new vision and strategy for family, school, and community partnerships / Heather B. Weiss and Naomi C. Stephen -- Moving forward in school-family partnerships in promoting student competence: from potential to full impact / Patrick H. Tolan and Samantha C. Woo.
Family-school partnerships are increasingly touted as a means of improving both student and school improvement. This recognition has led to an increase in policies and initiatives that offer the following benefits: improved communication between parents and educators; home and school goals that are mutually supportive and shared; better understanding of the complexities impinging on children’s development; and pooling of family and school resources to find and implement solutions to shared goals. This is the first comprehensive review of what is known about the effects of home-school partnerships on student and school achievement. It provides a brief history of home-school partnerships, presents evidence-based practices for working with families across developmental stages, and provides an agenda for future research and policy..
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