Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

Academic journal article School Community Journal

Editor's Comments

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We begin this issue with a guest editorial from Jeff Anderson. His personal history helps us remember the reasons why interagency collaboration is worth the struggle-helping the hurting students and families who most need a thriving school community. His call for more and better research to support such collaboration is timely, and at least one or two articles in our forthcoming Fall/ Winter issue will touch on this subject again.

Our first article in this issue is from Tam and Chan on the conceptions of primary teachers in Hong Kong about homework. Their mixed methods study has implications for homework design and teachers' professional development. Next we have a study from Yamamoto, Holloway, and Suzuki who compared the educational engagement of mothers from Japan and the U.S., looking at both home-based and school-based engagement. Petrone also compares involvement in two locales, this time from reports of families' school involvement in Mexico compared to their involvement after immigrating to a new gateway state in the U.S., with implications for school systems and their English learner populations.

Watson and Bogotch share a look at a new leader's work in a large, urban high school and his attempts to transform it into a school as community as seen through the eyes of the teachers in the school. …

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