Academic journal article School Community Journal

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Academic journal article School Community Journal

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Sam Redding climbs out of the trenches working for parent involvement and school reform just long enough to echo the rallying cry sounded in Montreal in April-a cry to circle the wagons and form ranks, with the goal of producing both serious research and an organized movement in the area of family-school-community partnerships. The above call for papers further seeks to help us move toward these goals.

Evans, Baugh, and Sheffer then look at an important question about CSR: What happens after initial reforms are implemented? Next, Kyle McIntyre, Miller, and Moore look at home visits done with careful planning and guided reflection, followed by an examination by Jackson and Remillard of African American mothers' involvement in their children's learning. Both these articles highlight yet again the desire of all parents to help their children succeed in school, contrary to the (unfortunately) widespread public conception that many minorities and the poor care little about education. As Kyle and colleagues note: "Many people would find this kind of elaborated support, provided by a working class mother, surprising" (p. 39).

Following, Fleming provides an animated program report on a succesful literacy tutoring project with implications for potential replication. …

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