Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Article excerpt

This issue opens with Brown and Beckett's case study of African American educational leadership, written with reference to the historical context of African American school and community leadership. I found this article enlightening and inspiring, and I hope you will, too. It is followed by Msengi's thoroughly cross-referenced examination of the perceptions of a set of African American students, their teachers, and their family members regarding literacy practices.

Next is a study of Mexican-origin fathers and their involvement in their children's home and school learning by Lopez. It has some very interesting findings, some in keeping with past studies, and some new findings, as well. In the following article, Sutterby, Rubin and Abrego describe a university's program to connect preservice teachers with Latino families as part of an after-school tutoring program. While it describes a unique context, their practices may also be useful when applied in other settings. In particular, the use of conversation prompts and reflection seem to be promising techniques that could be used with teachers at any level who need more practice and confidence in connecting with the families of their students. …

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