Document Type

Report

Publication Date

8-2012

Publication Title

The Lincy Institute Policy Brief Education Series

Publisher

Lincy Institute

Issue

2

First page number:

1

Last page number:

8

Abstract

Parent and family engagement in the educational lives of children and youth positively influence student learning and achievement. While this connection may seem obvious, varying ideals of parent engagement limit the ways in which school communities understand, encourage, and benefit from meaningful school‐home‐community interactions. This is frequently the case in culturally diverse, urban communities where education reform has focused heavily on high‐stakes testing, teacher accountability, and school choice, but less on the fragile connections that often exist between schools and the families they serve. The purpose of this policy brief is to review selected research on parent involvement and expand existing understandings of parent and family engagement in ways that are culturally relevant and responsive to the diverse strengths and needs of families in urban communities. It concludes with specific recommendations for strengthening parent and family engagement.

Keywords

Education; Education--Parent participation; Learning; Learning, Psychology of; Parenting; Students

Disciplines

Education | Education Policy | Family, Life Course, and Society

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

203kb

Language

English


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