School, Family, and Community Partnerships: Preparing Educators and Improving Schools addresses a fundamental question in education today: How will colleges and universities prepare future teachers, administrators, counselors, and other education professionals to conduct effective programs of family and community involvement that contribute to students' success in school"
The work of Joyce L. Epstein has advanced theories, research, policies, and practices of family and community involvement in elementary, middle, and high schools, districts, and states nationwide. In this second edition, she shows that there are new and better ways to organize programs of family and community involvement as essential components of district leadership and school improvement.
A framework for helping rising educators to develop comprehensive, goal-linked programs of school, family, and community partnerships.
A clear discussion of the theory of overlapping spheres of influence, which asserts that schools, families, and communities share responsibility for student success in school.
A historic overview and exploration of research on the nature and effects of parent involvement.
Methods for applying the theory, framework, and research on partnerships in college course assignments, class discussions, projects and activities, and field experiences.
Examples that show how research-based approaches improve policies on partnerships, district leadership, and school programs of family and community involvement.
Definitive and engaging, School, Family, and Community Partnership can be used as a main or supplementary text in courses on foundations of education, methods of teaching, educational administration, family and community relations, contemporary issues in education, sociology of education, sociology of the family, school psychology, social work, education policy, and other courses that prepare professionals to work in schools and with families and students.
|Edition description:||Second Edition, Second Edition|
|Product dimensions:||6.90(w) x 9.90(h) x 1.40(d)|
Table of Contents
List of Tables and Figures xi
Preface and Acknowledgments xv
Part 1 Understanding School, Family, and Community Partnerships
1 Introduction 3
Matching Rhetoric with Practice 3
The Need 4
The Gap 5
Evidence of Change 7
Policies Encourage Preparation on Partnerships 9
More Is Needed 10
The Goals 11
Achieving the Goals 12
Using This Volume 12
Setting a Course 16
Featured Topics for Discussion 18
Activities and Exercises 19
2 Theory and Overview 25
Reading 2.1 Toward a Theory of Family-School Connections: Teacher Practices and Parent Involvement Joyce L. Epstein 26
Reading 2.2 Moving Forward: Ideas for Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships Joyce L. Epstein Steven B. Sheldon 42
Discussion and Activities 67
3 Research 91
Reading 3.1 Parent Involvement: A Survey of Teacher Practices Henry Jay Becker Joyce L. Epstein 95
Reading 3.2 Teachers' Reported Practices of Parent Involvement: Problems and Possibilities Joyce L. Epstein Henry Jay Becker 115
Reading 3.3 School Programs and Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle School Joyce L. Epstein Susan L. Dauber 129
Reading 3.4 Parents' Reactions to Teacher Practices of Parent Involvement Joyce L. Epstein 150
Reading 3.5 Single Parents and the Schools: Effects of Marital Status of Parent and Teacher Interactions Joyce L. Epstein 171
Reading 3.6 Parents' Attitudes and Practices of Involvement in Inner-City Elementary and Middle Schools Susan L. Dauber Joyce L. Epstein 200
Reading 3.7 Effects on Student Achievement of Teachers' Practices of Parent Involvement Joyce L. Epstein 216
Reading 3.8 Homework Practices, Achievements, and Behaviors of Elementary School Students Joyce L. Epstein 231
Reading 3.9 Student Reactions to Teachers' Practices of Parent Involvement Joyce L. Epstein 247
Discussion and Activities 257
Part 2 Applying Research on School, Family, and Community Partnerships
4 Policy Implications 299
Reading 4.1 Parent Involvement: State Education Agencies Should Lead the Way Joyce L. Epstein 304
Reading 4.2 Sample State and District Policies on School, Family, and Community Partnerships 312
Reading 4.3 Research Meets Policy and Practice: How Are School Districts Addressing NCLB Requirements for Parental Involvement" Joyce L. Epstein 331
Discussion and Activities 347
5 A Practical Framework for Developing Comprehensive Partnership Programs 387
Reading 5.1 School, Family, and Community Partnerships-Caring for the Children We Share Joyce L. Epstein 389
Discussion and Activities 415
6 Practical Applications: Linking Family and Community Involvement to Student Learning 493
Reading 6.1 More Than Minutes: Teachers' Roles in Designing Homework Joyce L. Epstein Frances L. Van Voorhis 496
Reading 6.2 Teachers Involve Parents in Schoolwork (TIPS): Interactive Homework in Math, Science, and Language Arts Joyce L. Epstein 521
Reading 6.3 Organizing Productive Volunteers in the Middle Grades Joyce L. Epstein 555
Discussion and Activities 562
7 Strategies for Action in Practice, Policy, and Research 573
Discussion and Activities 576