School Community Journal

Articles from Vol. 25, No. 2, Fall

A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in Schools
A Cord of Three Strands: A New Approach to Parent Engagement in SchoolsA Cord of Three Strands by Soo Hong (2011) describes the efforts of one community-based organization in downtown Chicago, Logan Square Neighborhood Association (LSNA) , to replace...
Beyond the Greatest Hits: A Counterstory of English Learner Parent Involvement
IntroductionIn the United States the notion of parents being involved in their children's education is a widely accepted cultural norm rooted in ideals about the importance of education and the parent-child relationship. Numerous federal, state, and...
Consultation in Bullying Prevention: An Elementary School Case Study
IntroductionBullying among children is not a harmless rite of passage. Effective programs are desperately needed to prevent bullying and assist youth in coping with its impact, particularly in the school setting. In the current manuscript, we first provide...
Editor's Comments
Welcome to the supersized Fall/Winter 2015 issue! We begin with Gross, Haines, Hill, Francis, Blue-Banning, and Turnbull's analysis of community partnerships in inclusive schools, which show promising results for the development of more inclusive communities....
Exploring a School-University Model for Professional Development with Classroom Staff: Teaching Trauma-Informed Approaches
IntroductionClassroom staff, also known as teaching assistants, classroom aides, and paraprofessionals, are vital members of school communities who typically work closely with students with the highest needs (Manz, Power, Ginsburg-Block, & Dowrick,...
Families and Educators Supporting Bilingualism in Early Childhood
IntroductionEarly bilingualism is understood as the acquisition and development of two languages (L1 and L2) in a child's preschool years, either simultaneously or sequentially. Three categories of factors impact the ability to speak two languages: the...
Integrated School-Family Partnerships in Preschool: Building Quality Involvement through Multidimensional Relationships
IntroductionThe first day of preschool is emotional for the mother of 4-year-old Kayla. Clinging to her mother's leg, Kayla peers into the classroom where other children are playing, but her mother's mind is racing. How could she hand off her baby to...
Listening to Parents' Narratives: The Value of Authentic Experiences with Children with Disabilities and Their Families
IntroductionTeacher preparation programs face significant challenges in providing teacher candidates with authentic experiences that emphasize the importance of family-school-community collaboration. Few teacher preparation programs provide strategies...
Parental Involvement as a Mediator of Academic Performance among Special Education Middle School Students
IntroductionIt has long been assumed by parents, teachers, administrators, and the general public that parental involvement with children's educational experiences is an indispensable component of children's academic success (Paratore, Melzi, &...
Perceptions of School Experiences during the First Semester of Middle School
IntroductionStarting middle school is a critically important experience during early adolescence (Holas & Huston, 2012). Youths' positive perceptions of school experiences at this time point are associated with higher grades (Ryan, Shim, & Makera,...
Strong School-Community Partnerships in Inclusive Schools Are "Part of the Fabric of the School.We Count on Them"
IntroductionWillems and Gonzalez-DeHass (2012) described school-community partnerships as meaningful relationships with community members, organizations, and businesses that are committed to working cooperatively with a shared responsibility to advance...
What Strategies Do Chinese Immigrant Parents Use to Send Their Children to High-Performing Public School Districts?
IntroductionStudies suggest that family income matters for students' education, but it is not always clear in what ways family income matters (Davis-Kean, 2005; Duncan & Magnuson, 2005). One way family income influences students' education is the...
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