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This study shows how families of students with disabilities are involved in their children’s education both at home and school, and how characteristics of children and families are related to families’ level of participation.
Lynn Newman (September 2005) Research Report
Family-centered practices by professionals serving families and their young children with disabilities have become a cornerstone of personnel preparation programs in early childhood intervention (ECI) and early childhood education. Our research project sought to develop a measure to examine the family-centered beliefs, skills, work systems, and work practices of ECI and ECE graduate students.
Angie Giallourakis , Kristie Pretti-Frontczak, Bryan Cook (September 2005) Research Report
This is a chapter in Developmental Pathways Through Middle Childhood: Rethinking Context and Diversity as Resources. Edited by Catherine R. Cooper, Cynthia T. Garcia Coll, W. Todd Bartko, Helen M. Davis, & Celina Chatman. Published by Lawrence Erlbaum, Mahwah, NJ. This chapter uses mixed methods to examine associations between school context, family educational involvement, and child literacy outcomes from kindergarten through third grade.
Heather B. Weiss , Eric Dearing, Ellen Mayer, Holly Kreider, Kathleen McCartney (June 2005) Research Report
This study explores the reading concepts held by urban families and how home reading practices intersect with school literacy practices.
Catherine Compton-Lilly (June 2005) Research Report
This study examines how the topic of school, parent, and school partnerships are incorporated into preservice teacher education. Preservice teacher comfort levels with parent involvement is documented.
Carolyn B. Flanigan (May 2005) Research Report
This study explores the experiences of British Bangladeshi and Pakistani parents in their interactions with schools and their involvement in children’s education.
Gill Crozier , Jane Davies (May 2005) Research Report
Article in Urban Education, 40(1), 78–105.
In this article the authors argue that intermediary organizations play a crucial role in capacity building for family involvement, by providing alternatives to school-centered approaches to family involvement and engaging families with intensive support that schools seldom offer.
M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider, Julia Coffman (2005) Research Report
Researchers at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln studied the effectiveness of a behavioral intervention model where parents, educators, and service providers work collaboratively to address children's developmental needs in a Head Start program.
Susan M. Sheridan , Brandy L. Clarke, Diane C. Marti, Jennifer D. Burt, Ashley M. Rohlk (April 2005) Research Report
This study found that perceived academic support from teachers and parents contributes indirectly to the academic achievement of Hong Kong students.
Jennifer Jun-Li Chen (April 2005) Research Report
Educators need to develop an effective synergy between parents and schools to promote student success. We use the term syneducation (synekpaidefsis;3 synergy + education) as the acquisition of a common educational experience (simultaneously and in cooperation) by individuals of different ages and educational backgrounds (Mylonakou, 2004). Our approach focuses mainly on how schools can give clear messages to parents about the necessity of their collaboration with schools.
Iro Mylonakou , Ioannis Kekes (March 2005) Research Report
This study found that teachers with National Board for Professional Teaching Standards certification have more positive attitudes, are more tenacious in their approaches, and have more strategies for engaging families than noncertified teachers.
Rick Ginsberg , Lauri Hermann-Ginsberg (March 2005) Research Report
This exploratory case study examines whether the transition from welfare to work influences parental involvement in elementary school education.
Catherine D. Shiffman (February 2005) Research Report
Five community-based education organizing groups use various strategies to build trust and commitment among parents and teachers.
Celina Su (January 2005) Research Report
An urban public school successfully engages parents by offering a variety of school-based activities, a welcoming environment, and frequent communication between staff and parents.
Monique Ouimette , Jay Feldman, Rosann Tung (December 2004) Research Report
This study examined the school-level effects on tested student achievement in 129 high poverty elementary schools that implemented a common set of comprehensive parent-engagement strategies over a 2-year period.
Sam Redding , Janis Langdon, Joseph Meyer, Pamela Sheley (November 2004) Research Report
Latino parents become more involved in their children's education when they understand the school system and know how to help their children.
Janet Chrispeels , Margarita Gonz (November 2004) Research Report
This research report reviews parent involvement modules created for preservice teachers focusing on parent-teacher communication and collaborating with community. The online, problem-based modules were designed by the North Texas Partnership for Parent Engagement.
Mary M. Harris , Arminta Jacobson, Rebecca Hemmer (November 2004) Research Report
Article in the Journal of School Psychology, 42(6), 445–460. In this article the authors longitudinally examined associations between family involvement, children's feelings about literacy, and children's literacy achievement from kindergarten through fifth grade. Children's feelings about literacy mediated associations between family educational involvement and literacy achievement. Also, family involvement was more positively associated with literacy outcomes for children whose mothers were less educated compared with children whose mothers were more educated.
Eric Dearing , Kathleen McCartney, Heather Weiss, Holly Kreider, Sandra Simpkins (October 2004) Research Report
This study shows positive social and academic outcomes for low-income, minority kindergarten children whose parents promote learning in the home and contact schools regularly.
Christine McWayne , Marissa Owsianik (October 2004) Research Report
Parents often become involved in their children's education through homework. In 2001 research on parental involvement in children's homework was conducted (Hoover-Dempsey et al., 2001). The review focused on understanding why parents become involved in their children's homework, what strategies they employ, and how involvement contributes to student learning. In this paper, findings from the 2001 review suggest several ways in which schools can invite parents' involvement in homework.
Joan M. T. Walker , Kathleen V. Hoover-Dempsey, Darlene R. Whetsel, Christa L. Green (October 2004) Research Report
Interviews with 84 math teachers about the use of their class websites suggest that sites could be used more effectively to share information with parents and to support parent involvement.
Ellen Lunts (October 2004) Research Report
Analysis of National Educational Longitudinal Study (NELS) data shows that parents' high educational expectations positively affect students' academic achievement in high school.
Evanthia Patrikakou (September 2004) Research Report
Chapter in Discovering Successful Pathways in Children's Development: Mixed Methods in the Study of Childhood and Family Life. Edited by Thomas S. Weisner. Published by University of Chicago Press. This chapter chronicles a mixed-method analysis of family involvement in children's learning, drawing observations about the process and added value of combining methods.
Heather B. Weiss , Holly Kreider, Ellen Mayer, Rebecca Hencke, Margaret Vaughan (Fall 2004) Research Report
Chinese-American college students from diverse socioeconomic backgrounds describe the role of their families in their paths to college.
Vivian Louie (September 2004) Research Report
African-American and Chinese-American parents use alternative forms of social capital to support their children's education.
John Diamond , Ling Wang, Kimberly Gomez (May 2006) Research Report