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Research on Family-School Partnerships

Ethnocultural Diversity and the Home-to-School Link

Editors: McWayne, Christine M., Doucet, Fabienne, Sheridan, Susan M. (Eds.)

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  • Explores how schools and families can work together to support learning and academic success across ethnoculturally diverse communities
  • Examines culture-contextualized ways for educators to connect with families
  • Discusses how to access the rich cognitive and cultural resources of families
  • Offers strategies that enable psychology and educational professionals to work with families as equal partners in children’s learning
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This book explores family-school partnerships and how they can be most effectively leveraged to ensure academic success for students from socioculturally diverse backgrounds. It presents an innovative framework for building collaborative learning partnerships with culturally diverse families, for improved student achievement and more meaningful ties between schools and their communities. It promotes understanding of familial and communal knowledge and recognizing families’ resilience in addressing academic, social, and linguistic barriers. Chapters reimagine family-school partnerships within a context of shared power and authority, examine a spectrum of interventions that support culture-based modes of learning, and emphasize the potential for transformative learning to occur when students’ out-of-school lives are understood and meaningfully leveraged in school. Chapters also discuss how to foster bridges between parents and teachers, provide teachers with access to the rich cognitive and cultural resources of families, and enable all parties to begin viewing families as truly equal partners in children’s education. The book concludes with a commentary chapter that identifies necessary areas for further research.

Topics featured in this volume include:

  • The contribution of racial and ethnic socialization to family-school partnerships during early childhood.
  • Fathers and their role in family-school partnerships.
  • The importance of Indigenous family engagement in systems of education.
  • Home-school partnerships and mixed-status immigrant families in the United States.
  • Family-school partnership research with the migrant and seasonal farm working community.
  • The role of humility in working with families across international contexts.
  • Interventions that promote home-to-school links.

Ethnocultural Diversity and the Home-to-School Link is a must-have resource for researchers, professionals, and graduate students in education, child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, family studies, developmental psychology, sociology of education, and anthropology. 


About the authors

Christine M. McWayne, PhD is Professor and former Director of Early Childhood Education in the Eliot-Pearson Department of Child Study and Human Development at Tufts University, known for her early childhood research on the topics of school readiness, positive parenting and family-school connections within socioculturally diverse, urban communities. She has been the Principal Investigator on research grants from federal agencies (NIH, U.S. DHHS, and NSF) as well as private foundations (Brady Education Foundation, Heising-Simons Foundation) through which she has developed measures of family engagement and parenting using emic, mixed-methods approaches and preschool curriculum that fosters family-school partnerships for dual language learners. She has disseminated her work broadly and regularly is invited to serve in leadership roles across the human development and education fields, including serving as Associate Editor for the Journal of Applied Developmental Psychology, Journal of School Psychology, and AERA’s Educational Researcher. McWayne received her PhD in School, Community, and Clinical-Child Psychology from the University of Pennsylvania.

Fabienne Doucet, PhD is Associate Professor of Early Childhood and Urban Education in the Department of Teaching and Learning at the NYU Steinhardt School of Culture, Education, and Human Development (on leave) and Program Officer at the William T. Grant Foundation. She is also an affiliated faculty member of the NYU Metropolitan Center for Research on Equity and the Transformation of Schools, Institute for Human Development and Social Change, and Center for Latin American and Caribbean Studies. Born in Spain, raised in Haiti, and migrating to the U.S. at the age of ten, Doucet embodies a hybrid identity that is mirrored in her interdisciplinary approach to examining how immigrant and U.S.-born children of color and their families navigate education in the United States. A critical ethnographer, Doucet specifically studies how taken-for-granted beliefs, practices, and values in the U.S. educational system position linguistically, culturally, and socioeconomically diverse children and families at a disadvantage, and seeks active solutions for meeting their educational needs. Doucet has a Ph.D. in Human Development and Family Studies from UNC-Greensboro and was a postdoctoral fellow at the Harvard Graduate School of Education with fellowships from the National Science Foundation and the National Academy of Education/Spencer Foundation.

Susan M. Sheridan, PhD is George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln, known for her research on family-school partnerships and family engagement.  She has received numerous grants from NIH and the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences investigating the efficacy of interventions in early childhood and elementary settings that focus on parent engagement, relationally-based family-school partnerships, and social-emotional learning and intervention. She has authored or co-authored close to 200 refereed journal articles, books, book chapters and research briefs on these and related topics. She has received several research and leadership awards across her professional career, including the University of Nebraska’s Outstanding Research and Creativity Award (ORCA) and the Senior Scientist Award from Division 16 (School Psychology) of the American Psychological Association. Sheridan served as Editor and Associate Editor of several journals including School Psychology Review and School Psychology Quarterly, and has served in many positions in the fields of school and educational psychology.


Table of contents (9 chapters)

Table of contents (9 chapters)
  • Family-School Partnerships in Ethnocultural Communities: Reorienting Conceptual Frameworks, Research Methods, and Intervention Efforts by Rotating Our Lens

    Pages 1-18

    McWayne, Christine M. (et al.)

  • Considering Race within Early Childhood Education: A Misunderstood and Underexplored Element of Family-School Partnerships in Child Care

    Pages 19-36

    Sanders, Kay (et al.)

  • Fathers and Their Role in Family-School Partnerships

    Pages 37-54

    Fabiano, Gregory A. (et al.)

  • Indigenous Family Engagement: Authentic Partnerships for Transformative Learning

    Pages 55-73

    Montaño Nolan, Charlene L. (et al.)

  • Home-School Partnerships and Mixed-Status Immigrant Families in the United States

    Pages 75-88

    Yoshikawa, Hirokazu

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eBook $109.00
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-14957-4
  • Digitally watermarked, DRM-free
  • Included format: EPUB, PDF
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $139.99
price for USA in USD
  • ISBN 978-3-030-14956-7
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Ethnocultural Diversity and the Home-to-School Link
Editors
  • Christine M. McWayne
  • Fabienne Doucet
  • Susan M. Sheridan
Series Title
Research on Family-School Partnerships
Copyright
2019
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-14957-4
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-14957-4
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-14956-7
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XIX, 165
Number of Illustrations
3 illustrations in colour
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