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Further Reading

  • Barton, A. C., Drake, C., Perez, J. G., St. Louis, K., & George, M. (2004). Ecologies of parental engagement in urban education. Educational Researcher, 33(4), 3–12.
  • Cahvkin, N. F. (Ed.) (1993). Families and schools in a pluralistic society. Albany, NY: State University of New York Press.
  • Edwards, P. A. (2004). Children’s literacy development: Making it happen through school, family, and community involvement. Boston: Pearson.
  • Edwards, P. A. (1993). Parents as partners in reading: A family literacy training program, Second Edition. Chicago: Children’s Press.
  • Epstein, J. L. (1987). Parents’ reactions to teacher practices of parent involvement. Elementary School Journal, 86(3), 277-293.
  • Epstein, J.L. (1995). School/family/community partnerships: Caring for the children we share. Phi Delta Kappan, May, 701-712.
  • Epstein, J. L. & Salanis, K. C. (2004). Partnering with families and communities. Educational Leadership, 61(8), 12–18.
  • Heath, S. B. (1983). Ways with words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms. Cambridge, MA: Cambridge University Press.
  • Howard, G. R. (1999). We can’t teach what we don’t know: White teachers, multiractial schools. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Huseth, M. (2001) The School-home connection: Using technology to increase parent-to-teacher communication. Learning and Leading with Technology 29 (2), 6-9, 16-17.
  • Ladson-Billings, G. (1994). Dreamkeepers: Successful teachers of African American children. San Francisco: Jossey-Bass.
  • Murrell, P. C. (2001). The community teacher: A new framework for effective urban teaching. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Swap, S. M. (1993). Developing home-school partnerships: From concepts to practice. New York: Teachers College Press.
  • Vopat, J. (1994). The parent project: A workshop approach to parent involvement. York, MN: Stenhouse.