Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Article excerpt

This issue of The School Community Journal explores a variety of topics and programs, some with rather unique settings. However, I believe that each one has application to the broader issue of collaboration for the sake of students' success and thus will be of great interest to all our diverse readers.

We begin with Chen, Kyle, and McIntyre's work with professional development focused on teachers working with English Language Learners and their families. Next, Orozco examines immigrant Latino parents' culture via a live, Spanish-language radio show. Both of these articles stress the importance of understanding and utilizing a child's home culture to facilitate parent engagement in education, with the ultimate goal of maximizing each student's achievement.

Yamauchi, Lau-Smith, and Luning give us a fascinating look at a unique language immersion program. They utilize Joyce Epstein's typology to examine the similarities and differences in parental involvement types the program seems to have fostered, compared to typically reported parent involvement.

The next two articles focus on the increasingly prevalent use of the Internet in promoting family involvement programs. …

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