Research-based reports and articles

Family Involvement Research Reviews

  • Mapp, K.L., & Henderson, A.T., (2002). A new wave of evidence: The impact of school, family, and community connections on student achievement. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
  • Boethel, M., Adelman, H., Epstein, J. L., et al (2003) Diversity: School, Family, and Community Connections. Austin, TX: Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
  • "Portraits of Four Schools: Meeting the Needs of Immigrant Students and their Families." The Center in Child Development and Social Policy, Yale University.

Research-Based Reports and Articles

  • American Association of School Administrators. (1998). Promoting Parent Involvement. Leader's Edge, 2(2).
  • Dodd, A.W. & Konzal, J.L. (1999). Making our high schools better: how parents and teachers can work together. Gordonsville, VA: St. Martin's Press.
  • Epstein, J.L. (1995). School, family, community partnerships: caring for the children we share. Phi Delta Kappan, 76, 701-712.
  • Epstein, J.L., Coates, L., Salinas, K.C., Sanders, M.G. & Simon, B.S. (1997). School, Family and Community Partnerships: Your Handbook for Action. Corwin Press, Inc: Thousand Oaks, CA.
  • Giles, H. (1998). Parent engagement as a school reform strategy. ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. Number 135.
  • Henderson, A. & Berla, N. (1994). A new generation of evidence: the family is critical to student achievement. National Committee for Citizens in Education.
  • The National Network of Partnership Schools. (2000). A model for family-school-community partnerships. Harvard Family Research Project.
  • Inger, Morton. (1992). Increasing the school involvement of Hispanic parents. ERIC Clearinghouse on Urban Education. Number 80.
  • Jordan, C., Orozco, E., Averett, J. & Buttram, J. (2001). Emerging issues in school, family and community connections. Southwest Educational Development Laboratory.
  • Smalley, S.Y. & Reyes-Blanes, M.E. (2001). Reaching out to African American parents in an urban community: a community-university partnership. Urban Education, 36, 518-533.
  • Toomey, D. (1996). Home-School Relations and Inequality in Education. Address to Conference on Education and the Family, Brigham Young University.
  • U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Parent Involvement in Children's Education: Efforts by Public Elementary Schools, NCES 98-032, by Nancy Carey, Laurie Lewis and Elizabeth Farris. Project Officer, Shelley Burns. Washington, DC: 1998.
  • U.S. Department of Education. National Center for Education Statistics. Efforts by Public K-8 Schools to Involve Parents in Children's Education: Do School and Parent Reports Agree? NCES 2001-076, by Xianglei Chen. Project Officer, Kathryn Chandler. Washington, D.C.: 2001.
  • Wherry, J.H. Selected parent involvement research. The Parent Institute.
  • White-Clark, R. & Decker, L. E. (1996). The "hard-to-reach" parent: Old challenges, new insights. Boca Raton, FL: National Community Education.
  • Williams, D.L. & Chavkin, N.F. (1990). Essential elements of strong parent involvement programs. Education Leadership, 47, 18-20.