Research on Family-School Partnerships
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Family-School Partnerships During the Early School Years

Advancing Science to Influence Practice

Editors: Bierman, Karen L., Sheridan, Susan M. (Eds.)

  • Emphasizes the importance of family-school partnerships as children transition into formal schooling
  • Examines research-based programs targeting preschool through early elementary grades
  • Explores mechanisms of efficacy, issues with real-world implementation, and methods for scaling
  • Reviews proven intervention models that promote family-school partnerships as children enter kindergarten and foster positive school outcomes
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About this book

This book presents research-based family-school intervention programs that target the specific developmental period of preschool through the early elementary years, focusing on promoting positive child transitions into school. It explores critical intervention issues, including the need to understand mechanisms of efficacy, issues with real-world implementation, and methods for scaling family-school interventions. The volume references developmental research to highlight the importance of family-school partnerships at this critical transition period. Several chapters briefly describe research on proven intervention models that are effective in promoting family-school partnerships as children enter kindergarten and foster positive school outcomes.

 

Each chapter concludes with a review of the most critical next steps in family-school intervention research within the context of the early school years.  At the end of the book, several commentary chapters address overall implications for future research and methods for advancing the field, including perspectives on research-informed family-school practices and policies. Not only does the volume highlight interventions that work effectively to engage families with schools, it focuses on identifying critical components and processes that may underlie effective intervention outcomes and offers agendas for future research and intervention diffusion efforts.

 

Key topics of coverage include:

 

    Presenting the logic model of the intervention program.
  • Exploring questions concerning critical elements of family-school partnerships that may account for children’s positive outcomes.
  • Discussing the challenges and strategies for scalability and broad diffusion.

 

Family-School Partnerships During the Early School Years is a valuable resource for researchers, professionals and graduate students in child and school psychology, educational policy and politics, family studies, developmental psychology, sociology of education, sociology, and anthropology.

About the authors

Karen L. Bierman, Ph.D., is an Evan Pugh University Professor, Professor of Psychology and Human Development and Family Studies, and Director of the Child Study Center at The Pennsylvania State University. Her more than 30-year research career has focused on social-emotional development and children at risk, with an emphasis on the design and evaluation of school-based programs that promote social-emotional competence and school readiness. She has directed several longitudinal studies evaluating the long-term impact of early school-based and family-focused preventive interventions designed to reduce aggression (Fast Track) and enhance school success (Head Start REDI). She also directs a predoctoral training program in the interdisciplinary educational sciences. Dr. Bierman’s research has been funded by NICHD, IES, NIMH, Robert Wood Johnson Foundation, W.T. Grant Foundation, and W.K. Kellogg Foundation. She has served as an educational adviser to several organizations devoted to improving early education for disadvantaged children, including Head Start and Sesame Street.

 

Susan M. Sheridan, Ph.D., is a George Holmes University Professor of Educational Psychology at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln whose research focuses on family-school partnerships and family engagement. For more than 30 years, she has been researching the efficacy of two relationally oriented, strengths-based interventions aimed at supporting parent-teacher collaboration across the early childhood (birth to age 5) and school age years (kindergarten to grade 3). The Getting Ready intervention promotes parents’ competence in supporting children’s early development through strategies that enhance engagement and goal-directed partnerships. Teachers and Parents as Partners (also known as conjoint behavioral consultation) supports shared responsibilities and joint problem solving among parents and teachers of elementary aged children to address challenging behaviors and promote prosocial skills. Dr. Sheridan’s research has been funded by numerous grants from NIH and the U.S. Department of Education’s Institute of Educational Sciences. She has authored or co-authored close to 200 refereed journal articles, books, book chapters, and research briefs on these and related topics.

Buy this book

eBook $119.00
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  • The eBook version of this title will be available soon
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Hardcover $159.99
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  • ISBN 978-3-030-74616-2
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Family-School Partnerships During the Early School Years
Book Subtitle
Advancing Science to Influence Practice
Editors
  • Karen L. Bierman
  • Susan M. Sheridan
Series Title
Research on Family-School Partnerships
Copyright
2021
Publisher
Springer International Publishing
Copyright Holder
Springer Nature Switzerland AG
eBook ISBN
978-3-030-74617-9
DOI
10.1007/978-3-030-74617-9
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-030-74616-2
Series ISSN
2662-7221
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XX, 250
Number of Illustrations
4 b/w illustrations, 8 illustrations in colour
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