Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Article excerpt

This Fall/Winter issue has an eclectic mix of articles, each iteresting in its own unique way and each with amazingly practical applications. If I am correct in my assumption that our readers value the practical, rubber-meets-the-road side of research, this issue will not disappoint.

Starting off, we have a description by Souto-Manning and Lee of a primary grade teacher's use of the project approach and what her students' parents thought about it. In the end, the parents had nothing but praise for this approach to teaching and learning. Next is a survey research piece by Jianzhong Xu examining a variety of factors affecting high school students' management of emotions when completing homework. The practical implications for parents and schools are noteworthy.

The husband-wife team of Carpenter-Aeby and Aeby have an interesting look back at a 5-year project for chronically disruptive students, with some encouraging ideas for a comprehensive plan to help troubled teens and their families. This is followed by Hands' examination of how successful school-community partnerships begin. Although her focus is on secondary schools, this article will be helpful for anyone who wants to form new liaisons for the benefit of students of any age. …

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