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HFRP asked leading family involvement researchers about the most important research questions facing the field today and in the future. The highlights below represent just a cross-section of their responses to the following question: Based on your experience and the state of the family involvement field today, what are the most critical questions or topics for future research?
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Lisa St. Clair and Barbara Jackson describe how the Nebraska State PIRC connects with 21st Century Community Learning Centers to foster family involvement.
Lisa St. Clair, Ed.D. , Barbara Jackson, Ph.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Sharon Hemphill and Holly Kreider describe how the Boys & Girls Clubs of America is implementing and evaluating an initiative that goes “beyond the walls” to support families in order to promote children’s success.
Sharon Hemphill , Holly Kreider, Ed.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Gerard Robinson discusses how and why low-income and working-class Black parents are involved in enrolling their children in after school programs.
Gerard Robinson (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Brenda Miller and Ginger Peacock Preston from the Jacksonville Children’s Commission describe how the city of Jacksonville, Florida, is integrating family involvement into a system of care for children and families.
Brenda Miller , Ginger Peacock Preston (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Amy Schulting from Duke University explores the role of teacher outreach to families during the transition to kindergarten.
Amy B. Schulting, M.Ed., M.A. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Suzanne Bouffard and Heather Weiss reframe family involvement as part of a broader complementary learning approach to promoting children’s success in education and in life.
Suzanne Bouffard, Ph.D. , Heather Weiss, Ed.D. (Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
This section features an annotated list of papers, organizations, initiatives, and other resources related to the issue’s theme.
(Spring 2008) Evaluation Exchange Article
Jessica Intrator from the Children's Discovery Museum describes a program that connects youth with a community institution to promote technology skills, health awareness, and positive social and academic outcomes.
Jessica Intrator (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Suzanne Bouffard, Priscilla Little, and Heather Weiss build a research-based case that a network of supports, with out-of-school time programs as a key component, are critical to positive learning and developmental outcomes for children and youth.
Suzanne Bouffard , Priscilla Little, Heather Weiss (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Lucy Friedman describes how a collaborative after school initiative links with universities and families to promote college and career preparation among middle school youth.
Lucy Friedman (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Nathaniel Riggs describes the implementation and evaluation of the Generación Diez program, which connects Latino families with after school programming, social services, and the school community.
Nathaniel Riggs (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Jim Sass and Craig Blumenthal from LA's BEST describe how the BEST Fit initiative links with multiple organizations to support child and family health.
Jim Sass , Craig Blumenthal (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Julie Bott reviews the strategies she and her colleagues use to link the Gardner Extended Services School's after school program with the school day.
Julie Bott (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
Harvard Family Research Project discusses the connection between parents' behavior and adolescents' participation in out-of-school time activities.
Suzanne Bouffard , Sandra Simpkins-Chaput, Carrie-Anne DeDeo (Fall 2006) Evaluation Exchange Article
The New & Noteworthy section features an annotated list of papers, organizations, initiatives, and other resources related to the issue's theme of Evaluating Family Involvement Programs.
Harvard Family Research Project (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
A group of researchers illlustrate how the practice of family engagement can link the out-of-school time, school, and home contexts.
Zenub Kakli , Holly Kreider, Tania Buck, Caroline Ross (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Lynn Mitchell, from Corporate Voices for Working Families, describes how businesses can promote policies and practices that support working families, using partnerships between private and public sectors.
Lynn Mitchell (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Richard Rothstein argues that narrowing the achievement gap requires substantial changes in social policy in addition to extensive school reform.
Julia Coffman (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Harvard Family Research Project introduces complementary learning as a concept for improving learning outcomes without relying solely on school-based reform.
Heather Weiss , Julia Coffman, Margaret Post, Suzanne Bouffard, Priscilla Little (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Kelly Faughnan from HFRP describes a program that connects families and schools in the Boston area through the mechanism of technology.
Kelly Faughnan (Spring 2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
M. Elena Lopez, Holly Kreider, and Margaret Caspe from HFRP discuss the co-construction of home-school partnerships to support children’s learning and development.
M. Elena Lopez , Holly Kreider, Margaret Caspe (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Herbert Turner, Chad Nye, and Jamie Schwartz explain the Campbell Collaboration’s application of its systematic review process to parent involvement interventions.
Herbert Turner , Chad Nye, Jamie Schwartz (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Robert Nix, research associate at Pennsylvania State University, describes how a rigorous evaluation of a complex behavior problems preventive intervention analyzes its school-home component.
Robert L. Nix, Ph.D. (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article
Veronica Thomas and Velma LaPoint describe the Talent Development approach to evaluating an urban family-school-community partnership program.
Veronica Thomas , Velma LaPoint (Winter 2004/2005) Evaluation Exchange Article