School Community Journal

Articles from Vol. 12, No. 1, Spring

4-H School Enrichment: A School and Community Partnership
AbstractThe 4-H Youth Development School Enrichment Program is a collaborative effort between Cooperative Extension and local schools. The focus of the school enrichment program is to provide formal educators with experiential-based curricula on a wide...
A Comparison of Program Development at Elementary, Middle, and High Schools in the National Network of Partnership Schools
AbstractBased on survey data collected from 375 elementary, middle, and high schools in the National Network of Partnership Schools (NNPS), this paper identifies differences and similarities in the development and quality of schools' programs of school,...
Comprehensive Community Schools. Chicago Style
IntroductionStudents need many kinds of support in order to do well in school. The comprehensive community schools concept is based on the fundamental principle that academic success is the end product of many different factors (Halpern, 1999). This...
Do Early Adolescents Want Family Involvement in Their Education? Hearing Voices from Those Who Matter Most
AbstractAlthough the views and influences of early adolescents are considered critical to middle school family involvement, their voices are noticeably absent from much contemporary family involvement literature. This study examines the attitudes of...
Editor's Comments
The first three articles in this issue highlight what I see as a natural turn of events. Parent and community involvement is slowly but surely becoming an accepted part of elementary education. So now, it seems only natural that researchers and teacher...
Follow-Up Study: High School Students' Comments regarding Parents
AbstractIn a previous study (see "Survey on Teachers' Attitudes Regarding Parents and Parental Involvement," published in Vol. 9, No. 2 of The School Community Journal), teachers' attitudes toward parents and parental involvement were examined. To follow-up...
Minority Parents as Cultural Mediators for Education: Deaf Parents Mentoring Hearing Parents of Deaf Children
AbstractConnections to communities can enhance the knowledge, power, and efficacy of families as well as schools. In this paper we will describe a community-based project that works to establish links for cultural communication, mediation, and understanding...
Project DADS: Training Fathers in Early Literacy Skills through Community-University Partnerships
AbstractIn the United States, mothers participate in literacy activities with their young children more often than fathers. However, fathers have recently begun to assume a larger portion of this role. This report describes Project DADS (Dads as Developmental...
Service Learning in the Chicago Public Schools: A Status Report ... Fall, 2001
When Service Learning was first established in the Chicago Public Schools (CPS), its dual mission was to strengthen the classroom instruction of high school students in order to improve overall academic success, and to fulfill real needs in the city...
Testing the Waters: Facilitating Parents' Participation in Their Children's Education
AbstractParent participation in the schooling and education of children is an essential ingredient for achieving academic success. This paper, using a model proposed in 1995, reports on a pilot, hands-on study aimed at facilitating increased parent involvement...
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