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The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Education




The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Education

Steven B. Sheldon (Editor), Tammy A. Turner-Vorbeck (Editor)

ISBN: 978-1-119-08302-3 December 2018 Wiley-Blackwell 720 Pages



A comprehensive collection of essays from leading experts on family and community engagement

The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Educationbrings together in one comprehensive volume a collection of writings from leading scholars on family and community engagement to provide an authoritative overview of the field. The expert contributors identify the contemporary and future issues related to the intersection of students’ families, schools, and their communities. 

The Handbook’s chapters are organized to cover the topic from a wide-range of perspectives and vantage points including families, practitioners, policymakers, advocates, as well as researchers. In addition, the Handbook contains writings from several international researchers acknowledging that school, family, and community partnerships is a vital topic for researchers and policymakers worldwide. The contributors explore the essential issues related to the policies and sociopolitical concerns, curriculum and practice, leadership, and the role of families and advocates. This vital resource:

  • Contains a diverse range of topics related to the field
  • Includes information on current research as well as the historical origins
  • Projects the breadth and depth of the field into the future
  • Fills a void in the current literature
  • Offers contributions from leading scholars on family and community engagement 

Written for faculty and graduate students in education, psychology, and sociology, The Wiley Handbook of Family, School, and Community Relationships in Educationis a comprehensive and authoritative guide to family and community engagement with schools.

Steven B. Sheldon & Tammy A. Turner-Vorbeck

Families and Advocates

1. Community and School Collaborations: Tapping into Community Organizing Initiatives and Resources
Edward M. Olivos

2. Asian Immigrant Family School Relationships and Literacy Learning: Patterns and Explanations
Guofang Li & Zhuo Sun

3. Critical Approaches to Educational Partnerships with African American Families: The Relevancy of Race in Ideology and Practice
Camille M. Wilson

4. Critical and Culturally Sustaining Indigenous Family and Community Engagement in Education
Jeremy Garcia

5. Mapping Social Capital for Autism: Using Social Network Analytics to Measure Access to Autism Knowledge and Resources for Parents and School Providers in Special Education
Elizabeth McGhee Hassrick

6. School Community Partnerships for Inclusion(s) of LGBTQI Youth and Families
Janice Kroeger

Curriculum and Practice

7. Student Learning:  The Essence of Family, School, and Community Partnerships
Lee Shumow & José Moya

8. Examining the Effect of Family Engagement on Middle and High School Students’ Academic Achievement and Adjustment
Anne M. Seitsinger

9. Family-School Partnerships in Early Childhood
Susan M. Sheridan, Lisa L. Knoche & Andrew White

10. Family Engagement, Partnerships, and School Support Personnel: Connections for Enhancing Student Outcomes
Amy L. Reschly & Sandra L. Christenson

11. Through the Eyes of Preschoolers: Utilizing Photography to Support Curriculum Development
Monica Miller Marsh, Ilfa Zhulamanova & Adonia Porto

12. Using Parent Knowledge to Enhance Teaching and Learning Experiences in Schools for Children and Youth
Debbie Pushor

13. School Counselor Leadership in School-Family-Community Partnerships: An Equity-Focused Partnership Process Model for Moving the Field Forward
Julia Bryan, Dana Griffin, Jungnam Kim, Dominiqua Griffin & Anita Young

Policies and Sociopolitical Concerns

14. Home and School Relationships in Switzerland and Hong Kong
Esther Sui Chu Ho & Katriina Vasarik Staub

15. Interrogating Parent-school Practices in a Market-based System. The Professionalisation of Parenting and Intensified Parental Involvement: Is This What Schools Want?
Gill Crozier

16. Father Involvement in East Asia: Beyond the Breadwinner Role?
Hsiu-Zu Ho & Yeana W. Lam

17. Media Discourse on the California “Parent Trigger” Law: Shaping a New Common Sense of Parent Empowerment and Reform
Susan Auerbach

18. Power and Authenticity in Education Focused Community-Based Organizations
Michael P. Evans

19. Student Learning and Development in Economically Disadvantaged Family and Neighborhood Contexts
Erin Sibley, Dana Thomson, Francesca Longo & Eric Dearing

Engagement and Leadership

20. The Hoover-Dempsey & Sandler Model of the Parent Involvement Process
Manya C Whitaker

21. Family Motivation for Involvement: Understanding Engagement Practices Through Self Determination Theory
Katherine A. Curry, Gaetane Jean-Marie & Curt Adams

22. Reading the Map and Charting the Course: Educational Leaders' Roles in Interpreting School-Community Policy and Influencing Practice
Catherine M. Hands, Karen Julien & Katelyn Scott

23. Educational & Community Leadership: Unrealized Synergies for Equitable Parent-Family-School Collaboration
Ann M. Ishimaru

24. Achieving Equity in Education through Full-Service Community Schools
Claudia Galindo & Mavis G. Sanders

Important Trends and Emerging Research

25. Methodological Considerations in Family, School, and Community Partnership Research
Leslie R. Hawley & Amy L. Dent

26. Toward Equity in School, Family, and Community Partnerships: The Role of Networks and the Process of Scale Up
Joyce L. Epstein, Sol Bee Jung & Steven B. Sheldon

27. Middle-Class Engagement in Urban Public Education: Implications for Family-School Partnerships
Maia Cucchiara

28. Examining the potential and risks in global service learning partnerships: How do we pursue ethical engagement?
Nora Pillard Reynolds & Erin McNamara Horvat

29. Recognizing family engagement as a core practice: Using situated pedagogies to advance candidates’ readiness to invite families
Joan M. T. Walker